Prominence of Redox reaction in organic chemistry

Prominence of Redox reaction in organic chemistry

Chemical reactions in which the oxidation states or oxidation numbers of the atoms are reformed is known as oxidation-reduction reaction. These reactions are also known as redox reactions, which is short form for reduction-oxidation reaction. Oxidation is the process of losing of electrons throughout a reaction by a molecule an atom or an ion. Oxidation arises when the oxidation state of a molecule, atom or ion is higher. The contrast process is known as reduction. Read More


Compounds in a fermented fish paste used as a condiment in Indonesia efficiently inhibit an enzyme involved in cholesterol synthesis, reports a study published in the Pertanika journal Tropical Agricultural Science.Researchers from Sriwijaya University in Indonesia tested the effects of various peptides filtered out of bekasam, a fermented fish paste used in Indonesian cooking, on the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. Read More

Just the other day, I was working in my office, when in the background the loud humming of cranes managed to reach my ears. The building behind our office was being demolished, to make way for a sprawling business park in the vicinity. Cranking up the area, smashing the cemented walls and spreading dust all over, the cranes kept at it for three consecutive days. The constant hum of the cranes eventually merged with my thoughts, sending me into a whirlwind. Read More

BASF SE introduces new low odour XSB dispersion, expanding its paper coating portfolio for the Nordic market.BASF’s new low odour binder for paper coatings, based on styrene butadiene, is specially designed for odour sensitive applications in the board and packaging market in the Nordic region.Although applicable for all printing applications, the new product is particularly suitable for food contact and liquid packaging board. Read More