Published: 22nd March 2020
Manipur University's Chemistry department makes 500 bottles of hand sanitisers, distribute it among locals
The department initially made 200 bottles of ethyl-alcohol based hand sanitisers. The ingredients include ethyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, glycerol and distilled water
With the demand for hand sanitisers rising in the wake of the coronavirus scare, the chemistry department of Manipur University has made 500 bottles of ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitisers. So many bottles of sanitisers could be made with the help of the enthusiastic research scholars of the department, the head of the department, said Prof Okram Mukherjee on Sunday.
"Initially we made 200 bottles of hand sanitisers, weighing 200 ml each. Ethyl Alcohol (80 to 90 per cent), hydrogen peroxide, glycerol and distilled water were used to make the sanitiser in the laboratory," Prof Mukherjee said. In the first phase, 200 plastic bottles were procured from a local company on March 19. The sanitisers were distributed among the varsity community, Mukherjee said.
"Around 300 bottles of sanitisers were made on Saturday and the bottles will be distributed among local people if they approach the university," he said. We are in a position to make another 1,000 bottles, the professor said. "Our product does not have any side-effects," Mukherjee claimed.
Some bottles of hand sanitisers will be sent to the All India Radio station here as its employees have asked for sanitisers, he added.