Research chemicals are substances used by scientist mostly for the purpose research related to medical or scientific purpose. These chemical substances are not available for the use of common people because there are very less facts known about these chemicals.
It doesn’t mean that research chemicals are harmful in nature. It is just that the people may not know the right way of using these substances. These are substances which are being researched upon in order to understand its uses and affects. It is an important part of many research activities. It is not supposed to be consumed by humans or animals. The organizations or individual scientist using these chemicals have to be very responsible while buying and using them.
A chemical substance is a form of matter that has constant chemical composition and characteristic properties. It cannot be separated into components by physical separation methods, without breaking chemical bonds. Chemical substances can be chemical elements, chemical compounds, ions or alloys.
Chemical substances are often called ‘pure’ to set them apart from mixtures. A common example of a chemical substance is pure water; it has the same properties and the same ratio of hydrogen to oxygen whether it is isolated from a river or made in a laboratory. Other chemical substances commonly encountered in pure form are diamond (carbon), gold, table salt (sodium chloride) and refined sugar (sucrose). However, in practice, no substance is entirely pure, and chemical purity is specified according to the intended use of the chemical. “Chemical substances” may include both pure substances and mixtures with a defined composition or manufacturing process. For example, the EU regulation REACH defines “monoconstituent substances”, “multiconstituent substances” and “substances of unknown or variable composition”. The latter two consist of multiple chemical substances; however, their identity can be established either by direct chemical analysis or reference to a single manufacturing process. For example, charcoal is an extremely complex, partially polymeric mixture that can be defined by its manufacturing process. Therefore, although the exact chemical identity is unknown, identification can be made to a sufficient accuracy. The CAS index also includes mixtures.
Chemical substances exist as solids, liquids, gases or plasma, and may change between these phases of matter with changes in temperature or pressure. Chemical reactions convert one chemical substance into another.
It is always insisted and also compulsory to issue bills and receipt while selling and buying research chemicals. There are also many government rules related to the trade of these products.
The research chemicals are used for researches such as pharmacological research, forensic tests, agrochemical tests, etc. It is used to developed new and modern chemical products useable by mankind.
In recent times research chemicals are so much in news because of the interested or different ways in which it is being sold. There are now many online websites which legally sell research chemicals, but the only problem associated with selling of it is that people have very less information about it. So the ways of storing and using it is unknown. This factor may cause harm to humans and other living things.