Laboratory Chemicals: Some Information on Them

Apart from their basic utilization in laboratories, laboratory chemicals are also used by many industries for their production purposes. And obviously, the industries too have to comply with the standards associated with these chemicals for manufacturing their products. The one with hazardous properties must be labeled and shipped properly.

The laboratory chemicals are classified under several categories. The most accepted classification is provided by American Chemical Society under which they are known as ACS Grade Chemicals. The chemicals under this grade are properly tested by the scientists for their environmental implications. Following are the categories of laboratory chemicals.

  • Amino Acids: These are the compounds that build up protein which is an important content of our body cell. Amino acids are classified into two forms, namely nonessential and essential amino acids. These compounds are derived from natural products. In the laboratory, they are used for the research and development purposes.
  • Biopharmaceuticals: These compounds are manufactured by biotechnological methods and are used as medical drugs. Usually, they comprise of proteins such as nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and antibodies. They are basically used for the purpose of therapies in diagnostic needs. Most of the biopharmaceuticals are extracted from living organisms.
  • Chromatics: Chromatography is the process of determining whether a particular compound exists in the liquid or gaseous form. This process employs a stationary phase technique in which a certain mixture is dissolved in the chromatic compound and then from it the required substance is isolated.
  • Cosmetics: Cosmetic products are generally utilized by normal individuals for their personal care and as the hygiene products. These products range from shampoos and soaps to the perfumes, moisturizers, creams, etc. that are utilized on the daily basis both before bathing and after bathing. As these ingredients are applied to the skin, therefore, they must pass all the standards set by chemical industry.

Another classification of laboratory chemicals is done on the basis of inorganic and organic compounds. Organic ones are those that are produced naturally and contain carbon, while the remaining are inorganic compounds.

Source by Naveen Kumawat

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