In focus: Acetonitrile

Acetonitrile (ACN) is a highly polar, volatile, colorless liquid with ethereal odor and is the simplest organic nitrile widely used as a solvent.

The nitrile group constitutes active part of the molecule. It participates in various reactions that lead to number of nitrogen containing organic molecules.

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In focus: Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a naturally occurring nutrient belonging to the pyridine carboxylic acid family. It is an important form of vitamin B3, an essential nutrient that supports many cellular processes and plays an important role in energy metabolism. Animal and refined grain-based products are fortified with Niacinamide.

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In focus: OnWax® Polyethylene Wax

Polyethylene [PE] wax is derived from ethylene through a process called polymerization. Manufacturers alter the polymerization process to get a product with desired qualities. An interesting feature of these waxes is the ability to be heated and cooled without extensive degradation.

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In focus: Glycidol

Glycidol is a slightly viscous organic
compound that is characterized by presence of an epoxide in beta- position with respect to the alcoholic hydroxyl group. This renders instability to the compound resulting in a rapid decay. Hence the product is stored and transported under refrigerated conditions.

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In focus: OnAdd® White Oil

White Oils are manufactured from highly refined base oils and consist of saturated paraffinic and cycloparaffinic hydrocarbons. The refinement process ensures complete removal of aromatics, sulphur and nitrogen compounds resulting in products that are highly stable over time, besides being hydrophobic, colourless, odourless and tasteless.

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In focus: Anisole

The aromatic is a liquid with a pleasant odor. The active methoxy group attached to a benzene ring renders a high amount of reactivity to the molecule. Worldwide, anisole is commercially produced by methylation of phenol.

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In focus: Indrex™ Denatonium

Denatonium is one of the most bitter chemical compounds known and is usually available as Denatonium Benzoate [DB] and Denatonium Saccharide with bitterness thresholds of 0.05 ppm for the benzoate and 0.01 ppm for the saccharide. They are used as aversive agents (bitterants) to prevent inappropriate ingestion.

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In focus: 2-Fluoro-5-bromopyridine

A fluorinated heterocyclic which is a liquid with a halo-substituent at 4-position with respect to fluorine. The bromine atom in this case chiefly participates in condensation reactions with other chemicals that lead to an array of important intermediates, which are in turn used for various applications.

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