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2015-03-18 16:24:54

LONDON, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- REPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe North American market for rigid transparent plastics reached nearly $4.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach

2015-03-18 16:22:27

DALLAS, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Soda Ash Market by Application (glass, chemicals, soaps and detergents, metallurgy, water treatment, pulp & paper,

chemical nerve agent
2015-03-18 12:35:35

Armies have used modern chemical agents in battle since World War I and these weapons’ effects on the human body are so heinous – their use in conflict was banned internationally in 1925 by the Geneva Protocol. However, despite nearly 140 nations ratifying the Geneva Protocol, they are still sporadically used in some conflicts – notably by Saddam Hussein in Iraq in the early '90s and in the on-going conflict in Syria.

2015-03-18 08:30:22

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc.

2015-03-18 08:30:02

To Spotlight Brain Health Awareness Week, Cognizin® Citicoline Releases Consumer Brain Health Survey Results NEW YORK, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To bring much-needed attention

2015-03-18 08:28:55

SARATOGA, Calif., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Selten Pharma, Inc., a privatively held biopharmaceutical company focused

2015-03-18 08:23:36

SHANGHAI, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiye Organic Silicon Material (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer and supplier of organic silicon, announced today that it has launched the

2015-03-18 08:23:00

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Fink, President of RGF Environmental Group, Inc., www.rgfairpurification.com, has announced that RGF has installed a billboard on its


Latest Chemistry Reference Libraries

Papaver bracteatum
2014-10-27 10:36:03

Papaver bracteatum, commonly referred to as the Iranian poppy, is a hardy perennial poppy. It is high in thebaine, which is an opiate that can be converted into codeine. P. bracteatum grows on thick stalks that can grow up to 4 feet. Its flowers are large and deep red, measuring up to 8 inches across. There is a notable black spot located near the base of the petals. The main non-horticultural use of P. bracteatum is the production of thebaine. This substance can be converted to codeine...

Caribbean Pine, Pinus caribaea
2014-04-18 08:11:48

Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) is native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean pine also grows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa and China where they were introduced by foresters. This pine often forms pure stands but can be found growing mixed in with oaks and other pines as long as the soil is well drained and acidic. The Caribbean pine grows in forest of the lowlands up to about 2,297 feet but can...

Camphora tree, Cinnamomum camphora
2014-02-07 09:51:33

Cinnamomum camphora is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Camphor tree, Camphorwood or Camphor laurel. C. camphora plants belong to the Lauraceae family. The tree is indigenous to China, specifically south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. It has been introduced and has become naturalized in many other regions of the world and the tree is considered an invasive species in parts of the United States and Australia. Cinnamomum...

Amflora
2013-10-03 07:51:27

Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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