Specific Applications Of Potassium Hydroxide

Specific Applications Of Potassium Hydroxide

In many cases, sodium and potassium hydroxide are used interchangeably, although whenever possible, most industrial applications prefer the lower cost sodium version. However, certain applications requires potassium hydroxide specially, including: Precursor to other potassium containing compouns There are several … [Read more...]

Is Propylene Glycol Toxic?

Is Propylene Glycol Toxic?

As a general rule, in moderate to low quantities, propylene glycol is considered a safe product and is an approved food additive in both human and all animal food, except cat food, as it may be linked to Heinz body anemia. After consumption, propylene glycol is mostly metabolised to pyruvic acid, acetic acid and lactic … [Read more...]

How Is Methylene Blue Used?

How Is Methylene Blue Used?

Methylene blue (C16H18N3SCl) is an odourless aromatic heterocyclic compound. Interestingly, as a solid, it forms a dark green powder, which turns into a blue solution when dissolved in water. Chemically, the hydrated form contains 3 molecules of water for each methylene blue. This compound has many uses, from redox … [Read more...]

Applications of Distilled Water

Applications of Distilled Water

What is Distilled Water? Distilled Water is the name given to a very pure quality of water produced by a method known as distillation.  Distilled Water is just one type of extremely pure water; other types of pure water include Deionised Water, Demineralised Water and water produced by Reverse Osmosis, which is sometimes … [Read more...]

Are Good’s Buffers Good Buffers?

Are Good’s Buffers Good Buffers?

In 1966, Norman Good noticed that there were very few buffers within pH 6 and 8 that could be used in biological research. Some of the compounds used were toxic or simply not efficient within that range. For example, phosphate could not buffer above pH 7.5, as it was converted to toxic metabolites, while borate formed … [Read more...]