chemistry

 

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a CO2 fixation pathway

 

This is a more efficient pathway for CO2 fixation than plants use.

 

 

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firefighting foam

 

This is a firefighting foam composition.

 

 

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spun superconductors

 

Solution spinning of superconducting wire may be possible.

 

 

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refineries

 

Current refineries use catalytic reformers, which produce benzene and other aromatics. Benzene is bad, and when burned in car engines, the other aromatics produce particulate pollution.

Here is an alternative process.

 

 

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solvents

 

Lots of solvents have been toxic, and toxic solvents have often been dumped down drains. There is no real need to use very nasty solvents. When you consider toxicity as well as solvent power and cost, what solvents should you use?

 

 

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use less PVC

 

If you think you should use PVC for something, you're probably wrong.

 

 

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surfactants

 

If you need a surfactant, the first things you should consider are...

 

 

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thermal paper

 

You might not want to touch receipts. But that can be hard to avoid.

 

 

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avgas

 

Lead is still used in fuel for piston engine aircraft. That's unnecessary.

 

 

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sunscreen

 

 

UV light can cause damage when molecules in cells absorb it by breaking into free radicals. Sunscreens block that UV light, but current sunscreens usually use molecules that absorb it by breaking into free radicals.

 

 

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basic molecular toxicology

 

This is a post covering some basic guidelines for estimating how dangerous a chemical is by looking at its molecular structure.

 





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