The chemistry of strawberries
Those of us in the office here at Asynt HQ that adore the warmer weather have been determined to embrace what little summer we’re experiencing though, and there have been fresh strawberries eaten by the punnet load (or from the handy and rather elegant DrySyn MULTI kit, as the case may be)! Continue reading
About Time (I wrote a blog!)
Martyn Fordham admits that it’s been a while since he wrote a blog (tut) so thought he would give an update of some of the things we have been up to: work, play and new. Continue reading
Any excuse for food at Asynt HQ – Chemistry Pancakes!
We could tell you that this was a great opportunity to show off the amazing Asynt hotplate kit and tell you about the three separate safety circuits with a cut off at 360oC, fine control with the contact thermometer, and all the accessories that are included but really this was all about the pancakes! Continue reading
Chemistry is like cooking – just don’t lick the spoon!
“Cooking is a science and an art, and the man who puts all his heart into satisfying his fellow man deserves consideration” Auguste Escoffier 1846 – 1935. Dr Kerry Elgie takes us through her chemistry journey into cooking! Continue reading
Tweet of the week – separating oil and water
Our tweet of the week has been selected from @ChemistryWorld with new ways to separate oil and water. We love the funky video but there’s so much more to this report! Continue reading
When Nature Evokes Inspirational Nanotechnological Ideas
With the Paris and London fashion weeks happening just a couple of months ago, and the Pakistan fashion week commencing in November, it’s not only designers and fashionista gurus interested in fabric design and specifications. Continue reading
#RealTimeChem Week 2016
It’s almost time for #RealTimeChem week 2016 so find out more about this welcoming twitter community and how you might even win an award for your tweet if you get involved! Continue reading
2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
It has been almost 120 years since the death of Alfred Nobel and yet it is thanks to the death of his brother Ludwig that we now have the annual awarding of the prizes that bare his name. Find out more about the history of the awards, and this years winners in our blog! Continue reading
The original master of pressure!
French-born British physicist, Denis Papin, could be termed the original master of pressure having invented the pressure cooker and suggested the first cylinder and piston steam engine. We offer our thanks for his contribution to the current range of pressure reactors for the modern laboratory. Continue reading
Tweet of the week!
One of our best Asynt team days out (ever!) was a summer trip to the seaside with a fish and chip supper (a truly British day!) but we had no idea that it wasn’t vinegar we were pouring over our chips! Continue reading