Recent in Chemistry (page 9 of 19)
Aug 25, 2009 | Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
This column is the second of four examining whether cosmetic science is really as bad as it is portrayed. Here, the author uses Michael Shermer's "Baloney Detection Kit" to identify science vs. nonsense. Future columns will apply this kit to cosmetic science.
Aug 12, 2009
Recently, the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and universities in Sweden and Japan examined the molecular idiosyncrasies of water; their work suggests the textbook model of water at ambient conditions was incorrect.
Jul 31, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Dimethicone refers to a silicone compound that has “D” units, meaning only silicon atoms with two methyl groups attached. A methicone completely lacks the “D” unit.
Jul 14, 2009 | Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
If one were to believe the opinion of science writer Ben Goldacre, PhD, in his new book titled Bad Science, cosmetic scientists seem to be telling a big bunch of lies. Who has had enough of the public's opinion of cosmetic science?
Jun 17, 2009
Essentially, buckywires are applicable in place of traditional carbon nanotubes; they are of interest in drug delivery, among other areas, and until now, their industrial scale-up was not determined.
Comparatively Speaking: Complex Esters from Neopentyl Glycol vs. Trimethylol Propane vs. Pentaerythritol
May 20, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Complex esters are an important class of compounds in the personal care market. These include fatty derivatives if neopentyl glycol, trimethylol propane and pentaerythritol.
Apr 17, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
The refractive index, or index of refraction of a medium, is a measure by how much the speed of light is reduced when it travels within specific solvents. The speed of light traveling through a vacuum is defined as 1.000.
Apr 7, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Many terms used in personal care formulating sound and look alike yet have vastly different meanings. This primer for novice chemists examines the terms sterol and stearyl.
Mar 31, 2009 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
The Internet is a rich source of information; however, with such breadth of ever-changing content, it can be challenging to search and find relevant information quickly. Thus, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine has compiled this Online Research Directory to make researching online easier. This directory, while not exhaustive, puts a significant number of resources related to cosmetics R&D at your fingertips, including associations, organizations, government agencies, regulatory bodies, certification groups and universities. This list will continually evolve as new sources emerge.
Mar 11, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
In this look at chemical structures, Tony O'Lenick reviews the meaning of subscripts in the context of polymers.
Feb 25, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
In this look at representative chemical structures, Tony O'Lenick compares the structural notation of molecules present in sodium chloride with those present in sodium polymethacrylate.
Feb 9, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
In this basic look at representative chemical structures, Tony O'Lenick compares the number of molecules in sodium chloride with sodium polymethacrylate. Future features will discuss differences in their distribution as well as the accuracy of the structures themselves.