Home Chemistry

Chemistry

Heroin Was Initially Marketed As A Cough Suppressant By Bayer AG

From 1898-1910, the German drug company Bayer marketed diacetylmorphine as an over the counter drug under their trademark name Heroin.  The name was derived from the Greek...

Accidental Inventions: Super Glue

Super Glue, the brand name for the fast-acting adhesive cyanoacrylate was discovered accidentally in 1942 by Dr. Harry Coover and Fred Joyner of Kodak Laboratories during experiments to make a...

The Softest Mineral: Talc

Talc is the softest known mineral and is listed as 1 on the Mohs hardness scale. It is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or...