The Perfect Christmas Dinner

The Perfect Christmas Dinner

It has got to be my favourite meal of the year. Every individual component needs to be cooked to perfection and served at the right temperature. This is chemistry at its best! The main attraction: the roasted meat Be it lamb, beef or turkey, certainly the roast is the centrepiece of every Christmas meal. The trick to … [Read more...]

Video: Chemical Manufacturing

Video: Chemical Manufacturing

Since being established in 1977, my company ReAgent has grown to become one of the leading B2B Chemical Manufacturing businesses in the UK. We’re continuously updating the equipment in our facility to ensure we can handle the evolving needs of our customers and cater to increasing demands. We put together a video that … [Read more...]

What is Isopropyl Alcohol?

What is Isopropyl Alcohol?

Isopropyl alcohol is the simplest secondary alcohol, in which the carbon in the alcohol group is attached to two methyl groups. The chemical formula is sometimes described as (CH3)2CHOH to indicate this structure (the formula can be simplified to C3H8O or C3H7OH). This isomer of propanol forms a colourless and flammable … [Read more...]

The Most Important Discoveries in 2014 [Part 1]

The Most Important Discoveries in 2014 [Part 1]

Chemistry is an ever evolving field, but what were the most important achievements in the field during 2014? Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting and exciting discoveries of 2014, including new materials that can be used in 2D electronics and a wearable battery! Graphene and family The discovery of graphene … [Read more...]

What is Chloroform?

What is Chloroform?

With the formula CHCl3, chloroform is one of four chloromethanes. Several tons are produced annually of this sweet smelling but hazardous compound, with many industrial applications, from refrigeration to chemical precursors. This compound is also present in natural forms, including from seaweed and fungi, which produce … [Read more...]