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Any excuse for food at Asynt HQ – Chemistry Pancakes!

Posted on: February 24, 2017

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!

Chemistry is like cooking – just don’t lick the spoon!

Posted on: January 20, 2017

“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!

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Tweet of the week – separating oil and water

Posted on: November 21, 2016

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!

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When Nature Evokes Inspirational Nanotechnological Ideas

Posted on: November 2, 2016

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.

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#RealTimeChem Week 2016

Posted on: October 24, 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!

Asynt chemistry blog Nobel Prize 2016

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Posted on: October 5, 2016

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!

Denis Papin pressure cooker

The original master of pressure!

Posted on: August 16, 2016

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.

Tweet of the week!

Posted on: August 16, 2016

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!

Are you a Pokemon hunter?

Posted on: August 12, 2016

This is ever so slightly “vintage” Periodic Table of Pokemon might not have all the newest characters from Pokemon Go but we couldn’t resist sharing! Especially as Martyn Fordham and Kerry Elgie are now keen Pokemon Go “hunters”!

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Is your little chemist a future Nobel winner?

Posted on: July 15, 2016

With the school summer holidays upon us we thought we would share some ideas to help entertain the kids, and you never know, maybe help inspire the next generation of chemists! See our selection of fun chemistry experiments for kids.