Bangalore: Students produce own hand sanitizer
Bangalore: Keeping in line with the vibrant innovation culture at Canadian International School (CIS), and the spirit of the proverb, self-help is the ...
Bangalore: Keeping in line with the vibrant innovation culture at Canadian International School (CIS), and the spirit of the proverb, self-help is the best help; CIS' students created and formulated their own hand sanitizer in the school's. This was done in response to the shortage of hand sanitizers caused by the spread of COVID 19 across the world.
Dan Dubay, CIS' Chemistry teacher, said "In response to the global shortage of hand sanitizers due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the IB chemistry students asked if we could solve this problem in our lab. They researched the constituents of a hand sanitizer and they mixed Aloe Vera gel with isopropyl alcohol and jasmine essential oil.
They used real science to solve a real problem" Commenting on the initiative, Manya, CIS student, said: "In light of recent events, our chemistry teachers and lab technicians helped us create a hand sanitizer. Following the prescribed lab procedure, we mixed 70% alcohol with Aloe Vera to make the sanitizer. It was an informational experiment to show how simple necessities can be made at home."