Everything about Alkaloids
Alkaloids are the class of chemical Compounds generally having nitrogen atoms. This class of compounds also have compounds with neutral and weakly acidic properties. Few synthetic elements with similar structure are also called as Alkaloids. Along with carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, alkaloids can also constitute oxygen, sulfur and rarely other compounds like chlorine, bromine and phosphorous. Read more
Scientists find efficient way to convert methane into useful chemicals
University of Southern California (USC) scientists have unlocked a new, more efficient pathway for converting methane — a potent gas contributing to climate change — directly into basic chemicals for manufacturing plastics, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. In a research published in the journal of the American Chemical Society, chemists have found a way to help to use this abundant and dangerous greenhouse gas, which is generally burnt or flared to produce energy.
Bayer collaborates with NGOs to support smallholder farmers
Bayer AG has signed collaboration agreements with two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) committed to supporting smallholder farmers. The company has collaborated with Solidaridad, an international civil society organization which aims at facilitating the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound, and profitable supply chains. Joint activities will focus on increasing smallholder productivity and viability, for example by providing training and supporting farmers to reach socio-environmental certification standards. Read more
Sabic plans to expand thermoplastic resins capacity
Sabic has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for two of its high-performance engineering thermoplastic materials, Ultem and Noryl resins. To increase capacity for Ultem resins, a polyetherimide material, Sabic Plans to expand its existing footprint in Singapore where it currently has compounding operations, pending final government clearance. Read more