Aldehydes are primarily derivatives of alcohols. Like many other chemicals, aldehydes are identified based on their functional group. They are organic compounds that have a carbonyl group attached to a hydrocarbon group (i.e. an alkyl substituent) and hydrogen atom. This is structurally and chemically similar to ketones, so it’s not surprising that some… Continue reading »
Ketones are a large group of organic compounds that have biological and industrial importance. Ketones are identifiable by their carbonyl group, i.e. the group that has a carbon-oxygen double bond. In medical diagnosis, high levels of ketones in the blood and in the urine is indicative of a diabetic complication known as diabetic… Continue reading »
Environmental sustainability isn’t a mere fad or legal obligation, but a logical, moral, and practical approach to doing business on a large scale. It’s all about balancing productivity, based on a company’s need to be profitable, with the environmental impact of its operations. In essence, sustainability is about weighing the long-term effects of… Continue reading »
It’s fair to say that the chemical industry doesn’t have a reputation for being eco-friendly, but at the same time it’s also clear that we should be doing everything we can to lessen our impact on the environment. In the chemical industry, this becomes more difficult, so we need to look at ways… Continue reading »
Some products, like medicines and many food products, need to be hygienically packed under specific protocols and environmental conditions. These products are usually highly sensitive, meaning that the temperature, humidity, and air particulates in a space must be carefully controlled to maintain the product’s integrity. This is where cleanroom contract packaging comes in.… Continue reading »
A stimulant is any substance that has the pharmacological effect of speeding up the communication between the brain and the body, or ‘stimulating’ it. Stimulants can make the heart beat faster and heighten alertness. In general, there are two types of stimulants: prescription stimulants, such as Ritalin, and illicit stimulants, such as cocaine.… Continue reading »
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