Chemistry queries

1. Where can I find Monopotassium Phosphate online?

You can buy Monopotassium Phosphate in an online portal Find different suppliers of the chemical here: Monopotassium Phosphate


2. What is the use of sodium silicate?
Sodium Silicate is used in cements, passive fire protection, refractories, textile, water treatment,detergents and lumber processing, and automobiles.


3. What happens when you mix KMnO4 with oleic acid?
Oleic acid is converted into dihydroxystearic acid when oxidized in a dilute aqueous solution of KMnO4 (Potassium Permangante).


4. How is the chemical formula for magnesium bicarbonate determined?

The magnesium ion is Mg2+, and the bicarbonate ion is HCO3-. So, magnesium bicarbonate must have two bicarbonate ions: Mg(HCO3)2


5. What will be the pH of sulphur dioxide?

When sulfur dioxide is dissolved in water it forms sulfurous acid. The solution will be acid, and so the pH will be less than 7.


Givaudan strengthens sustainable patchouli supply chain in Indonesia

Givaudan SA said that it is strengthening its sustainable patchouli oil sourcing and improving conditions for smallholder producers in its collection network in Indonesia through a multi-year project. The project is funded by the Givaudan Foundation and in cooperation with the international non-governmental organisation Swisscontact. Training programmes are being offered to over 1,000 patchouli producers and their families on good agricultural and distillation practices, improved management of household income as well as education on nutrition. Read more


Lanxess AG said that it will expand the capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site. With an investment volume of more than €5 million, the current production capacity is to be increased by 25 percent, which will be available by the end of 2018. The soluble, organic dyes of the Macrolex brand are primarily used for the colouration of high-quality plastics products such as beverage bottles, electronic devices, car taillights and children’s toys. Read more


BASF Corporation said that it is introducing Hepaxa, a product that can help tens of millions of patients manage non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), one of the most common forms of chronic liver disease. Providing highly concentrated and pure eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Hepaxa is the first product in US, specifically designed to address a buildup of fat in the liver, known as steatosis, in NAFLD patients. Hepaxa will be distributed nationally through DIEM Labs LLC. Read more


Oneok Inc (OKE), one of the largest energy midstream service providers in US and a Fortune 500 company announced plans to invest approximately $2.3 billion between now and 2020 to construct: A new 400,000-barrel per day (bpd) natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline – the Arbuckle II pipeline – that will create additional NGL transportation capacity between Oneok’s extensive mid-continent infrastructure in Oklahoma and the company’s existing NGL facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Read more