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4/08/22

Recipe of the Week – Week 13: Ammonia Gas

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 13 – ammonia gas (NH3). Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should: Always wear appropriate PPE including eye protection and gloves. Always add acid to water (never water to acid). Use a fume cupboard. Always carry out a risk assessment when […]

28/07/22

Recipe of the Week – Week 12: Ammonium Dichromate

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 12 – ammonium dichromate ((NH4)2Cr2O7). Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE. What is ammonium dichromate? With a bright orange/red crystal appearance at room temperature and pressure, ammonium dichromate is used within pyrotechnics, lithography, leather tanning and […]

21/07/22

Recipe of the Week – Week 11: Potassium Iodide

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 11 – potassium iodide (KI). Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE. What is potassium iodide? An odourless white solid, potassium iodide has been used medically since 1820 and is classified as an essential medicine by the […]

20/07/22

Keep classrooms and labs clean, safe and ready for September

As you start to tidy up classrooms, cupboards and equipment ready for September, don’t forget that SciChem are here to support you all the way with a selection of service options to meet the demands of a busy school and prep room. Chemical Waste Disposal Get rid of chemicals safely and correctly with our professional […]

14/07/22

Recipe of the Week – Week 10: Nutrient Broth

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 10 – nutrient broth. Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE. What is nutrient broth? This is a liquid medium that’s used for cultivating a variety of undemanding microorganisms, providing the necessities required for growth. It has […]

7/07/22

Recipe of the Week – Week 9: Hydrogen Peroxide

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 9 – hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE. What is hydrogen peroxide? In it’s pure form, hydrogen peroxide is a little thicker than water and has a very pale blue appearance. For consumer […]

30/06/22

Recipe of the Week – Week 8: Sodium Hydroxide

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 8 – sodium hydroxide (NaOH). Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE. What is sodium hydroxide? Also known as caustic soda or lye, this is a very corrosive substance that can cause chemical burns, usually used as […]

23/06/22

Recipe of the Week – Week 7: Janus Green B

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 7 – Janus Green B (C30H31CIN6). Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE. What is Janus Green B? Janus Green B is a dye and vital stain (a stain that can be applied to living cells without […]

16/06/22

Recipe of the Week – Week 6: Nutrient Agar

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 6 – nutrient agar. Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE. What is nutrient agar? A general purpose growth medium, nutrient agar is used for the cultivation of non-fibrous microbes, growing a variety of different types of […]

9/06/22

Recipe of the Week – Week 5: Benedict’s Reagent

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 5 – Benedict’s reagent (C7H10CuNa2O15S). Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE. What is Benedict’s reagent? Also known as Benedict’s qualitative solution or Benedict’s solution, this chemical reagent is used in Benedict’s tests to detect the presence […]