What is the chemistry of a perfume?

What is the chemistry of a perfume?

Since the beginning of history recorded, human beings have sought to mask or augment their own body odor by applying perfume, which imitates nature’s pleasant smells. Many natural and man-made materials have been utilized or extracted to make perfumes. No perfume smells the same on any two people, because of the differences in chemistry, temperature and the odors of the body. Let’s learn more about perfume and chemistry running behind it.Perfume is a mixture of fragrant oils, aroma compounds, fixatives or solvents..Read More


For the first time, scientists have shown through direct satellite observations of the ozone hole that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion.An international ban on chlorine-containing manmade chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), has resulted in about 20 percent less ozone depletion, NASA said.CFCs are long-lived chemical compounds that eventually rise into the stratosphere, where they are broken apart by the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation, releasing chlorine atoms that go on to destroy ozone molecules. Read More
A study released this week finds that the global chemical industry has the possibility to make an important contribution to a low carbon future. It demonstrates how solutions from the chemical sector could enable significant emission reductions and support the UNFCCC Paris Agreement for restricting global warming to “well below 2 degrees Celsius” by the end of the century. Undertaken earlier this year by energy and climate experts Ecofys, a Navigant company, the study calculates avoided emissions across four key chemical industry value chains..Read More

By Nathan Anderson, Joachim Breidenthal, Peter Guarraia and Thomas Kwasniok :As chemical companies look to gain a competitive edge from digital technology, executives can become overwhelmed by the vast array of options. Distracted by “1,000 points of digital light,” they may overlook the few initiatives that could scale and make a significant difference. Executives need to find ways to filter out the noise and channel their efforts to the most promising digital initiatives. Read More