The Mystery of the Unknown Compounds in Your Essential oils Analysis Reports.
Corine Lormel, Ph.D. Some customers are surprised when they see a compound named ‘’Unknown’’ in the listing of their essential oils analysis reports. Why do the chemists keep them in all the reports? Are just unidentified compounds? Why the chemists don’t try to identify them? In this paper, we will try to understand what is […]Read more
#Labwasteday & Waste diversion rate : What does that mean ?
Corine Lormel, Ph.D. You probably don’t know these terms, but you will soon! Environmental concerns are not limited yet to the public domain! These last years, labs environmental impact, that went unnoticed, has been rising. Just two weeks ago, The Guardian (Bell, 2019) published an article focusing on the “addiction to plastic” in the labs […]Read more
Underpressure: the impact of vacuum distillation on essential oil quality
Benoit Roger (Ph. D.), Hubert Marceau (B. Sc., chemist), Alexis St-Gelais (M. Sc., chemist) Have you ever tried cooking pasta atop a high mountain? OK, this is a weird introduction, but you’ll see the link. Everybody ‘’knows’’ that (pure) water freezes at 0 °C and boils at 100 °C and in everyday life, this is […]Read more