Pharmaceutical uses for Glycerol

Pharmaceutical uses for Glycerol

Glycerol is a colourless viscous liquid used in many pharmaceutical applications. One of its earlier reported uses dates back to 1902, published in The British Medical Journal by Dr Colin Campbell. He advocates its use applied intratracheally to dislodge mucous and phlegm from the lower airways.  If you need to purchase … [Read more...]

Antifreeze and Engine Maintenance

Antifreeze and Engine Maintenance

Recently the automotive market has been inundated with many different products, and it's important to be familiar with good practices to maintain a good working engine. Under normal circumstances, the best way to protect the engine is to choose a high quality coolant from a reputable manufacturer and follow simple … [Read more...]

Types of Antifreeze

Types of Antifreeze

The antifreeze most commonly used in engines includes ethylene glycol (or propylene glycol) and a mixture of anti-corrosion additives and dyes. For many years, only one type of antifreeze was commercially available, but recently new products have been developed. These new products also rely on ethylene or propylene glycol … [Read more...]

Top 10 pH Meters on Amazon

Top 10 pH Meters on Amazon

What is a pH meter? A pH meter is a widely-used piece of electronic equipment, used to measure the pH of a substance. The pH measurement indicates how acidic or alkaline a substance is; pH 0-6 indicates an acidic substance, while substances with a pH of 7-14 are alkaline. pH 0 is neutral (i.e. pure water). A pH meter … [Read more...]

Production of Ethyl Acetate

Production of Ethyl Acetate

Historically, synthesis of ethyl acetate is done through the classic Fischer esterification reaction, with ethanol and acetic acid, but there are other ways to obtain this compound, including the Tishchenk reaction, by dehydrogenation of ethanol and even bacterial production. Purchase ethyl acetate from Amazon in a … [Read more...]