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organic compound

In physics, a material that contains carbon and hydrogen and usually other elements such as nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen. Organic compounds can be found in nature or they can be synthesized in the laboratory. An organic substance is not the same as a "natural" substance. A natural material means that it is essentially the same as it was found in nature, but "organic" means that it is carbon based.

A printed circuit board is an example of an organic substrate because the laminate material is made of glass fibers in an epoxy, and epoxies are carbon based (see FR4). See organic chemistry.
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Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd, Ambalamugal, Kochi-682302 Kerala,India
The results stem from a grant from the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, awarded to a consortium led by Biome Bioplastics in early 2013 to investigate lignin as a new source of organic chemicals for bioplastics manufacture, which could significantly reduce costs and increase performance of these materials.
Slightly less than half of that carbon is locked in organic chemicals.
Two of these main aggregate PPI'S exclude prices for energy, insulating them somewhat from energy price inflation; however, price changes in crude petroleum that are transmitted forward to organic chemicals and then to plastics products represent one way in which aggregate PPI's, which exclude energy prices, may still be affected by energy price shocks.
With the onset of the industrial revolution, the chemical industry introduced thousands of new man-made or "synthetic" organic chemicals.
When fruit is mature, it broadcasts its lusciousness by releasing organic chemicals (molecules containing carbon atoms as their backbone), which attract hungry animals.
The pilot program, which will take three to six months to complete, will begin with the removal of volatile organic chemicals from the soil with a vapor extraction machine, said Ken Baez, the project manager for the DTSC.
Medical authorities are aware that current sunscreens, containing high percentages of organic chemicals as screening agents, may give rise to excessive chemicals being absorbed through the skin and into the blood stream.
Seeuws began his career at Rhone-Poulenc in 1967 where he held various positions in production, chemical engineering, basic organic chemicals, films and inorganic specialty chemicals.
THMs are organic chemicals that include the suspected carcinogen chloroform.
This industry manufactures basic organic chemicals (other than petrochemicals), industrial gases and synthetic dyes and pigments.
Tenders are invited for Engagement Of An Asset Valuer For Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd A Public Sector Company.