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PhytoChemia Acta

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The Mystery of the Unknown Compounds in Your Essential oils Analysis Reports.

13 December 2019

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 […]

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#Labwasteday & Waste diversion rate : What does that mean ?

27 November 2019

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 […]

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Underpressure: the impact of vacuum distillation on essential oil quality

21 October 2019

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 […]

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