Chemicals

Welcome to Camlab's blog page on Chemicals. Here, you will find a wealth of information on all things laboratory and chemical compatibility related. Our team of experts have put together a range of blog articles that cover topics ranging from the latest news on chemicals in the industry to the best practices for laboratory safety. Whether you are a seasoned chemist or just starting out, our blog page is an essential resource for staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the world of chemicals and laboratory supplies. So, sit back, relax, and start exploring our collection of informative and engaging blog posts.

Camlabs Range of Laboratory Chemicals

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How should I store and use my volumetric solutions properly? Does the expiry date change after opening?

Q: How should I store and look after my volumetric solutions? And does the expiry date shown on Reagecon's Analytical Volumetric Solutions change after they have been opened? [caption id="attachment_10485" align="aligncenter" width="277"] A 1L bottle of Reagecon Analytical Volumetric Solution for titrations[/caption] A: Volumetric solutions are made to be very accurate in terms of con...
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How to safely dilute acids - why you need to add acid to water

Using concentrated acids and diluting them down as required helps to save space in the lab and gives you the flexibility to make up any concentration you need. The drawback is that working with concentrated acids can be very hazardous. When performing dilutions it is vital to know how to safely dilute acids and always add acid to water, not the other way around! [caption id="attachment_4217"...
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A guide to Chemical Grades

Reagent A.C.S. - This designates a high quality chemical for laboratory use. The abbreviation "A.C.S.," means the chemical meets the specifications of the American Chemical Society. A Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. Guaranteed Reagent (GR) - Suitable for use in analytical chemistry, products meet or exceed American Chemical Society (ACS) requirements where applicable. (E...
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What Certificates can I get for my pH buffers

I have just bought some pH buffers from camlab and I need some certificates for my quality department? [caption id="attachment_2275" align="alignleft" width="300"] NIST pH buffers[/caption] Many of the pH buffers available from Camlab have a certificate of analysis which can be obtained just by supplying a Part number and a batch number. A pdf of this certificate can then be emailed to yo...
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Whats the expiry on my pH buffers made from capsules?

[caption id="attachment_3034" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Reagecon buffer capsules"][/caption] I have some pH buffer capsules which I make up into liquid pH buffer solutions for calibrating my pH meter and I wondered what is the shelf life once it is made up? The reagecon buffer capsules are a simple way of extending shelf lifes of pH buffers. the powder is made up to a speci...
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Whats the difference between a NIST buffer and a NIST traceable buffer

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="pH buffers"][/caption] We often get asked about supplying NIST buffers, however we offer both NIST buffers and Buffers which are traceable to NIST standards. They are different products so here is a simple guide to the differences. NIST buffers: NIST is the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Departmen...
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I need a simple chlorine measurement?

Need a simple chlorine measurement for water samples? Chlorine is a widely used disinfectant for water treatment.  It is easily applied and very effective for the deactivation of pathogenic microorganisms. Chlorine is fairly persistent and relatively low cost, products such as Instachlor can be used with little or no instruction. There are a number of simple ways to measure Chlorine. Test St...
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How many instachlor tablets does it take...?

How many Instachlor PR1000 tablets does it take to make a solution of 20mg/l? Instachlor PR tablets Palintest Instachlor PR tablets provide a convenient means of small-scale water chlorination: The tablets may be added direct to water containers, water tanks, wells or small reservoirs. The choice of Instachlor PR tablet will depend on the quantity of water to be treat...
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Camlab Chemicals Lugol's Iodine usage

I'm interested in purchasing Lugol's Iodine and wonder what strength yours is. Is it a fairly high strength and can it be used internally as well as externally? Camlab are a supplier of laboratory chemicals and therefore cannot recommend use outside of the laboratory. We are unable to give advice on medicinal uses of chemicals. For this sort of usage you should approach a pharmacist to ensure ...
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