Thursday, January 12, 2012

Organic Compounds and Their Complexities

Our lives today rotate around the products manufactured with the help of chemical compounds. These compounds make or break our lives in a number of ways. In fact they are everywhere – from soaps, detergents, cleansing agents to hair straighteners. Foods and drinks are no exception. With such a mix of these compounds, one wonders where our world would be without them! Our offering consists of Carbon Black, IPA Solvent or Caustic Soda Flakes etc.

Generally the word “Organic” has a very simple meaning. It was very much used by Alchemists in the past with the understanding that certain compounds could be synthesized only from their classical elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire – by action of a life force. Vitalism taught that these organic compounds were fundamentally different from the “inorganic” compounds which could be obtained from the elements by chemical mixing.

With the change in times and understanding of science and its complexities in a better way – organic compounds found a better say. Now these were classified in a number of ways like Natural and Synthetic. (Organic Compounds can also be further sub – divided by the presence of heteroatom’s, that is orgnometallic compounds (bonds between carbon and metal) and organophosphorous compounds ( bond between carbon and phosphorous). Natural ones are those which are produced by plants or animals, many of these are still extracted from natural resources as making them through artificial process would be far too expensive. Some examples of Natural compounds would include sugar, alkaloids and Vitamin B12. Synthetic compounds are the ones which are produced by reaction of other compounds. Most of the polymers like plastic and rubber are synthetic compounds.

Major Organic Chemicals like Acetone, Toluene, Xylene; Strong Acids like Hydrochloric Acid, Nitric Acid, Sulphuric Acid and other Weak Acids like Boric Acid, Citric Acid and Phosphoric Acid too are Synthetic compounds which are made by mixing of two or more organic compounds.  Other organic compounds which make to the list include Hydro Flouric acid, Hydrated Lime, Sodium Hydro Chloride, Nitric Acid and so on.

In all these compounds Caustic Soda finds a special place. It is a caustic metallic base. Because of this strong chemical base it is used in the manufacture of pulp, paper, textiles, drinking water, soaps, detergents and also as drain cleaner. 
Whatever and wherever be the use of these chemical compounds, one thing cannot be argued – in this scientifically advanced world, we have become so much dependent upon these chemical compounds that our lives have begun to rotate around them. We cannot think or imagine things without them. Maybe, this too is good for something!

Procuring highest quality chemicals from the world around can be a difficult task seeing the number of International Sanctions we have to take these days. Once procured these have to be tested for their quality and purity. Storing them in proper manner is another big issue. So, when a certain company buys these, it’s just not a matter of monetary exchange, rather, it much more than that! If you have a requirement of Chemical compounds or chemicals themselves, then here we are to provide you best quality chemicals. So, be it Carbon Black, IPA Solvent or Caustic Soda Flakes, we have it all! For more information, call us today at Star Chemicals, Chennai!

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