I guess many of us have seen this at the coffee shop.  It is an artificial sweeter which is 200 times sweeter than normal sugar we are taking.  Normally it is taken by people with diabetes. 

As we check at its ingredients, it consists of  phenylalanine. The labels "Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine" is necessary in any food consists of aspartame.  It must be avoided by people with phenylketonuria, a  genetic disorder in which the body lacks the enzyme necessary to metabolize phenylalanine. If not treated, the disorder can cause brain damage and progressive mental retardation. 

Molecular structure of aspartme


Biodegradable Oil Palm Waste Product

Being creative! Oil palm waste is turned to an useful paper product. Many types of brown cover notebooks on the shelves are biodegradable paper products. Not to surprised the product was invented in Malaysia.

More details, please read http://www.mysinchew.com/node/58773


Writing an Inference for Reaction involving Alkali Metal

Quick tip when giving inference. Ask yourself WHAT, HOW, WHY.

How does this solution formed?  White powder reacts with//dissolve in water.
Why does this solution turns red litmus paper to blue? The solution is alkaline.
What is that solution? It is potassium hydroxide.

Inference: Potassium oxide reacts with water produce potassium hydroxide which is an alkaline solution