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2010-02-04 14:29:09

The increasing acidity of the world's oceans - and that acidity's growing threat to marine species - are definitive proof that the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is causing climate change is also negatively affecting the marine environment, says world-renowned Antarctic marine biologist Jim McClintock, Ph.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Biology. "The oceans are a sink for the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere," says McClintock,...

2010-01-22 18:14:00

WOODLAND, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Often at doctor's advice, 35 million Americans have had to stop or cutback their morning coffee kick start due to heartburn and acid reflux as coffee is a leading cause to aggravate these stomach troubles. These problems haven't gone unnoticed in the coffee industry by both a leader and an upstart. Industry leader, Folgers, is repositioning its Folgers Simply Smooth brand by calling it "low acid" coffee. The upstart is Puroast®...

2010-01-19 18:00:09

With her PhD theses Ms Leyre Gravina wished to show that to be a good sportsperson, apart from having talent and being fit and in training, eating habits were also important. To this end she ventured into the dressing rooms of the top two female teams of the Athletic (Bilbao) football club and observed what and how much they ate. She concluded that, just by changing one or two bad habits, the sportswomen could achieve a body that suffers less during matches, thus increasing the possibility of...

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2009-12-15 07:24:15

Scientists have identified a novel antifreeze molecule in a freeze-tolerant Alaska beetle able to survive temperatures below minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Unlike all previously described biological antifreezes that contain protein, this new molecule, called xylomannan, has little or no protein. It is composed of a sugar and a fatty acid and may exist in new places within the cells of organisms. "The most exciting part of this discovery is that this molecule is a whole new kind of antifreeze...

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2009-12-14 12:24:57

A team of researchers from the Astrobiology Centre (INTA-CSIC) has shown that hydrogen cyanide, urea and other substances considered essential to the formation of the most basic biological molecules can be obtained from the salt Prussian blue. In order to carry out this study, published in the journal Chemistry & Biodiversity, the scientists recreated the chemical conditions of the early Earth. "We have shown that when Prussian blue is dissolved in ammoniac solutions it produces hydrogen...

2009-12-08 12:38:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Production and Market of Lactic Acid in China http://www.reportlinker.com/p0166926/Production-and-Market-of-Lactic-Acid-in-China.html The report is to find out true situation of China's lactic acid and provide good understanding for the industry, with the latest information. China has a long history in lactic acid production, and has witnessed fast development in...

2009-12-04 17:36:59

The new method may revolutionize synthesis of natural products and therapeutic drugs A team at The Scripps Research Institute has made major strides in solving a problem that has been plaguing chemists for many years: how best to break carbon-hydrogen bonds and then to create new bonds to join molecules together. This problem is of great interest to the pharmaceutical industry, which currently relies on a method to accomplish this feat that is relatively inefficient and sometimes difficult to...

2009-12-02 17:01:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Formic Acid - A World Market Review http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164432/Formic-Acid---A-World-Market-Review.html Formic acid is primarily used in preservation of animal feed and in tanning of leather in the leather industry. Over the years, formic acid has gradually replaced certain mineral acids in several industrial applications, mainly due to its strong acidic...

2009-11-30 09:06:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Lactic Acid - A Global Market Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164411/Lactic-Acid---A-Global-Market-Report.html World consumption of lactic acid stands enthused by its use in key industries such as cosmetics, biodegradable plastics and food additives. The recently uncovered potential of lactic acid as a pH balancer in shampoos and soaps, and other alpha...

2009-11-23 12:14:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Fermentation Chemicals - A Global Market Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164436/Fermentation-Chemicals---A-Global-Market-Report.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The outlook for the fermentation chemicals industry remains bright, amidst increasing concerns about excess capacity, sliding prices - particularly in organic...


Latest Acid Reference Libraries

Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

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2005-05-25 18:44:16

In chemistry, salt is a general term used for ionic compounds composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. These ions can be inorganic (Cl-) as well as organic (CH3-COO-) and monoatomic (F-) as well as polyatomic ions (SO42-). Solutions of salts in water are called electrolytes. Electrolytes as well as molten salts conduct electricity. Zwitterions are salts that contain an anionic center and a cationic...

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