Antimony Potassium Tartrate from grapevines

In the Middle Ages, Paracelsus recommended various antimony-containing formulas like Antimony Potassium Tartrate, also know as emetic tartar for medical applications – both externally and internally. Due to the toxicity of almost all antimony compounds, only a few antimony-containing drugs are still in use today. Nevertheless, the worldwide extraction of antimony compounds like emetic tartar […]

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Element of the Month August: Sodium

Our element of the month for August is sodium. Everyone knows it and comes into contact with it every day. Without sodium, there would be no life. Conduction between the nerve cells would not work. Under normal conditions, sodium is a waxy, silvery, highly reactive metal. Sodium was discovered in 1807 by Humphry Davy after […]

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Element of the Month July: Cobalt

Did you know that cobalt was the first metal to be discovered? Cobalt (from Latin cobaltum – “kobold”) is a chemical element with the symbol Co and atomic number 27. The element was discovered and first depicted in 1735 by the Swedish chemist Georg Brandt. As early as the 15th century, miners in the Erzgebirge […]

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Metal soaps – versatile use in a wide range of industries

Metal soaps are salts of fatty acids. Most commonly used is stearic acid in combination with different metals such as calcium, zinc, magnesium or lead – but with the exclusion of sodium and potassium salts. The fatty acid salts of the sodium and potassium salts are water-soluble and are called soaps. Metal soaps are poorly […]

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Element of the Month May: Nickel

Our Element of the Month cannot be destroyed or created. It is known by the symbol Ni and atomic number 28: we are talking about nickel. Nickel is found in many everyday objects. For example, it is used as an active material in lithium-ion batteries and can therefore be found in smartphones and electric vehicles. […]

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Element of the month April: Barium

The alkaline earth metal barium was first identified in 1774 by the pharmacist and chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele, who contributed to the discovery of several elements, especially oxygen. In its elemental state, barium appears silvery-white and shiny metallic. Because of its high reactivity, barium does not occur elementally in nature. It is the 14th most […]

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Chemistry in analogue photography

There is a lot of chemical and physical know-how behind the production of a photo. The basis for the development of black and white or color films is the photochemical conversion of white silver halides into black metallic silver. The color film is much more complex than a simple black and white film. However, both […]

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Metal oxides for a colorful life

Metal oxides are compounds between metal and oxygen. Due to their properties, many oxides find extensive technical use, for example in corrosion protection, in catalysis, in fuel cells or ceramics. They are also of great importance when used as a pigment. Pigments give paints, lacquers and crayons their hue and are used to color textiles, […]

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Selenium disulfide – effective against dandruff

Shampoos are available in a wide variety of designs in every drugstore. Often, fragrance or beautifully designed labels decide whether to buy the product, if there are no allergies or scalp problems restricting the choice. People with scalp problems such as dandruff will also find a wide range of effective products – but not all […]

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Silver nitrate: the allrounder

Silver nitrate is important in a wide variety of industries due to its various properties. Silver nitrate is used in the chemical industry as a raw material for the production of other silver compounds, especially silver halides such as silver chloride or silver iodide. Since silver halides react with light, they are often used for […]

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Antimony Potassium Tartrate

Our Antimony Potassium Tartrate is supplied by an European producer who produces the compound of vine origin.

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Raw materials for electromobility

Battery technology, especially with regard to electromobility, is indispensable in today’s news around the world. In times of climate change debate and diesel scandal, more and more people want to live more climate conscious and drive electric. Almost daily, companies publish statements on new demand forecasts, new deals or newly planned production facilities to meet the growing demand for electrically powered vehicles.

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