Safety during ultrasonication

James Bond in Casino Royale shoots a propane tank with a handgun. You didn't miss that did you? If you did, do you at least remember what happens when a gas tank explodes after a crash in Terminator 2: Judgment Day? It's okay if you don't, because I'm going to tell  you what happened when the famous 'rainbow experiment' went … Continue reading Safety during ultrasonication

Separation processes in industry

No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers. The same is true for reactions. They are not perfect in the sense that we do not always get a 100% yield. The reasons for this are: side reactions excess raw material loss of reactants through by-product formation/charring due to their sensitivity towards operating conditions some … Continue reading Separation processes in industry

Chemistry with glasses on

I'm going to take you back in time. Forget all the chemistry you know for the next few seconds - say three. Can you wonder how it must have been to think, 'Hey, this material must have some structure.'? Sounds bizarre. As bizarre as Newton asking himself, "Why does anything fall?' These three scientists wondered … Continue reading Chemistry with glasses on