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

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

New in Green Chemistry: The Zipper approach

Many chemical products can be produced via different routes. One of these routes may be industrialized depending upon its cost-effectiveness, satisfaction of environmental constraints and ease of scale-up. As you may be aware, environmental constraints have become stringent due to the effects the chemical and allied industries have on our environment. Green Chemistry, with its … Continue reading New in Green Chemistry: The Zipper approach