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PTFE components for lab reactor systems

Asynt has announced a new range of PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) components, including lids, stirrers, stirrer guides, temperature probe holders and clamps for its own and other brands of controlled lab reactors.



Starter kit for SPE sample preparation

This kit contains everything needed to begin productive SPE sample preparation in a 96 well plate format, including two development filter plates and a popular C18 sorbent filter plate, 2ml collection plates, disposable waste trays and, most importantly, the Microlute Acrylic Vacuum Manifold.



Analytical services assist local council in prosecution

Warwick Analytical Service has reported on analysis it carried out on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council (UK) who were investigating a serious case of illegal dumping of dangerous chemicals.



Government must do more for science says new research

The UK’s science-based economy needs greater support from the Government according to new research undertaken by Lab Innovations, the UK’s only event dedicated to the laboratory industries.



Automated direct-to-vial concentration system

A series of technical papers are available from Genevac that demonstrate the advantages and benefits that their proprietary SampleGenie technology offers to chemical, environmental and food labs tasked with pooling and concentrating GC and HPLC fractions.



Flexible gas pressure reactors

Asynt has announced a range of compact gas pressure reactors designed to be heated and stirred using standard hotplate stirrers with the unique DrySyn adapter that ensures excellent heat transfer.



Kemira to offer GE boiling and cooler water chemistry for the global paper industry

Kemira and General Electric (GE) are excited to announce that, effective immediately, Kemira’s Paper Segment will furnish GE Water & Process Technologies’ boiler and cooling water chemical product technologies to the pulp and paper industry.



Scientists discover new clue to the chemical origins of life

Organic chemists at the University of York have made a significant advance towards establishing the origin of the carbohydrates (sugars) that form the building blocks of life.



Thousands of dogs and other animals spared cruel chemical tests in Europe

Humane Society International/Europe is celebrating a change in European law on biocides (non-food pesticides) that will save tens of thousands of dogs, rabbits and rodents from painful and lethal chemical poisoning tests - the largest animal test reduction in history.



Microplate chemical compatibility reference guide

Reference guide for scientists that details the chemical compatibility of materials used in microplates to a wide range of common laboratory chemicals



Speedier chemical reactions

A recent paper explores at a level of detail not seen before the inner workings of a chemical reaction called olefin metathesis.



Sustainable footprint of chemical companies

Global chemical companies could release at least one billion Euro in cash flow if they increase their sustainability performance, according to a study.



Discovery may green chemical manufacturing

A new nanotech catalyst offers industry an opportunity to reduce the use of expensive and toxic heavy metals.



Chemical control of potato psyllid

A researcher is trying to determine the best management practices to reduce a potato crop's risk to zebra chip, a disease that discolors the potato.



Improved chemical handling

Micronic Europe BV has announced that Specs has deployed the Tracker TRxD Single Tube Scanner in its laboratories to improve handling and processing of chemical compounds.



Chemical analysis of crystal growth uses infra-red technique

A team of scientists and engineers in northern England have developed an infra-red based technique that gives real time details about the chemical processes at work as crystallisation occurs.



Harmful chemical found in medical devices

Researchers have found that a chemical commonly used in the production of such medical plastic devices as intravenous bags and catheters can impair heart function in rats.



Using controlled vacuum as a tool for use in chemical laboratories

Various methods for application related control of vacuum are compared with regard to the value for the user. Important criteria are process time, solvent recovery rate and ease of use and handling. Modern speed controlled chemistry diaphragm pumping units with fully automatic controller offer many advantages. Dr Juergen Dirscherl reports.



chemical analysis using deep ultraviolet light sources

Photoionisation lamps are compact long life devices that produce ultra violet light which can ionise many volatile organic molecules. They are primarily used in fixed or portable environmental hazard detectors and can provide ionising energies ranging from 4.9 to 11.8 electron volts (eV).



UP TO 96 CHEMICAL REACTIONS IN ONE GO

The new generation of Variomag reaction blocks, with heating and cooling function produced by H+P Labortechnik GmbH, enables defined stirring, fast heating up to 200oC and ­ if a cryostat is used ­ cooling to -80oC.




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