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2019 is the international year of the periodic table of chemical elements

2019 Is The Year Of The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

The United Nations General Assembly has officially designated 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.  One of the most critical and significant achievements in science, the periodic table gives structure and a common language to science. It has become an iconic image as well as an important tool for everyone learning about science and everyone [...]

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Why is COSHH important?

Why Is COSHH Important?

In a recent blog post, we explored what COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) is and how to comply with the regulations. In this post, we’ll go a little further into why COSHH is important to the U.K.’s chemical industry. The Importance of COSHH COSHH is the law that requires employers to ensure they maintain health and safety in the [...]

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Is isopropanol the same as isopropyl alcohol?

Is Isopropanol The Same As Isopropyl Alcohol?

A chemist would recognise that isopropanol and isopropyl alcohol are simply different names for the same substance (chemical structure CH3-CHOH-CH3). Additionally, they would know that propan-2-ol is the same chemical compound as well. So why does one chemical compound have three different names? In chemistry, there are different standards for naming chemicals – also called chemical nomenclature. The most common chemical [...]

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How to comply with REACH regulations 2019

How to Comply with REACH Regulations 2019

In our recent series of blog posts about REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulations in the EU, we’ve looked at what REACH is, how it works, and what the impact of a no-deal Brexit may be on these regulations and on the UK chemical industry as a whole. In this article, we’ll look at how chemical suppliers [...]

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