Organic chemistry – study of carbon compounds

Organic chemistry can be defined as the study of the structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials, i.e., matter in its various forms that contain carbon atoms.Carbon is unique in the variety and extent of structures that can result from the three-dimensional connections of its atoms. The range of chemicals studied in organic chemistry include hydrocarbons, as well as myriad compositions based on carbon. Read more


BASF India Limited, a subsidiary of BASF SE, has inaugurated its new technical lab for fuel and lubricant solutions at its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific, located in Navi Mumbai, India. Recently the company announced the opening of a 200-square-meter pharma technical lab in the c Innovation Campus. Enabling pharmaceutical manufacturers to solve drug formulation challenges such as developing fixed dose combinations, taste masking and temperature- or moisture-sensitive drugs. Read more


Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc (PotashCorp) and Agrium Inc (AGU) provided an update on the status of the proposed merger of equals transaction. The regulatory review and approval process has progressed in all remaining jurisdictions. In Canada and US, the parties are working with the Canadian Competition Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission o resolve final issues in super phosphoric acid (SPA) and nitric acid. Read more


Archroma has acquired an additional 26 percent shares M Dohmen SA, an international group specializing in the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors. Archroma, who acquired 49 percent shares in Dohmen back in 2014, now owns a controlling 75 percent participation in the Dohmen group. As a result, Alexander Wessels, CEO of Archroma, was appointed as chairman of the board of Dohmen group. Read more