The Distillation of Gin

Lucy Bell-Young

12th September 2018

Science

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Two glass bottles of gin

Gin starts its life as almost entirely pure ethanol. In order to transform into one of the world’s favourite spirit, it must first undergo a process of distillation. This alcoholic beverage undergoes the same process that some of our purified water products undergo: distillation. Gin is produced by redistilling ethanol and infusing it with botanical… Continue reading »

Tin Hedgehog Experiment

Lucy Bell-Young

5th September 2018

Chemistry

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Hedgehog walking through fallen leaves

The tin hedgehog experiment is a simple piece of chemistry that involves tin crystals growing on a zinc pellet, transforming it into the likeness of our favourite spiky animal. Chemistry has had an astounding impact on the modern world. Thanks to chemistry, we enjoy things like penicillin, soap and even the screen you’re reading this… Continue reading »

Is Aspartame Bad For You?

Lucy Bell-Young

29th August 2018

Science

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Artificial sweeteners, like aspartame, are found everywhere. From your favourite dessert to your favourite can of soda, sweeteners are one of the most common food additives in the world. These sugar-substitutes have a pretty bad reputation, but can their dangers to our health be supported by science? About Artificial Sweeteners Artificial sweeteners are sugar substitutes… Continue reading »

ReAgent Launches ReAgent.ie

Lucy Bell-Young

15th August 2018

Company News

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A mac computer on a desk showing reagent.ie on the screen

Over the last few months, the team at ReAgent have been working on maximising our trade with Ireland. The launch of our new Irish website, reagent.ie, is another step that will help propel ReAgent into the fore of the Irish market. What is ReAgent.ie? Put simply, reagent.ie is our new Irish website. While it is… Continue reading »