Sodium bicarbonate: Discovery, Production, Uses

Sodium bicarbonate: Discovery, Production, Uses

Sodium bicarbonate is a salt with composition of sodium and bicarbonate ions. It is a chemical element with formula NaHCO3. Its IUPAC name is Sodium hydrogen carbonate and its other name is baking soda, bicarb or bicarbonate of soda. It has boiling point of 851 degree Celsius and melting point of 50 degree Celsius. Read more



Air Liquide SA has signed a new long term agreement with Pemex Transformacion Industrial, a subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), to supply hydrogen to Pemex’s refinery located at Tula de Allende, in the state of Hidalgo in the central region of Mexico. Through a €50 million investment for the takeover and optimization of Pemex’s existing hydrogen production unit, this agreement will allow Air Liquide to strengthen its presence in central Mexico. Read more


Asahi Kasei Corporation has established two joint ventures with China National Bluestar (Group) Co Ltd (Bluestar), for an integrated production and sale of Xyron modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) in China, including its intermediate materials 2,6-xylenol and polyphenylene ether (PPE). Bluestar is a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina). The two joint ventures (for manufacturing and sale) will leverage Bluestar’s technology for 2,6-xylenol and PPE together with Asahi Kasei’s mPPE compounding technology. Read more


H B Fuller Company (FUL) has signed an agreement to purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-value speciality adhesives and sealants, for a purchase price of $1,575 million. This business consistently delivers industry-leading growth rates, EBITDA margins, and free cash flow that are expected to enhance H B Fuller’s position as a global leader in the adhesives industry. Read more