What are Laboratory Mortars and Pestles?
A mortar and pestle is an ancient device used for crushing and grinding substances to create a fine homogeneous powder or paste. These tools are commonly used in chemistry laboratories for mixing and preparing solid chemicals for experimental reactions. The mortar is a bowl structure in which the substances are ground in, while the pestle is a blunt, club-like tool used to do the grinding or crushing. In medicine, mortars and pestles are often used to triturate drugs or solid chemicals for faster adsorption after ingestion or for insufflation.
Common Mortar and Pestle materials and what can be found on ZAGENO
A good mortar and pestle is made from a smooth and non-porous material that is hard enough to crush the substance being ground but strong enough to resist being worn away over time. Common materials used include porcelain (fired clay), agate or diamonite. The type of mortar and pestle used, however, will depend on the hardness as well as other properties of the material that is to be ground.
At ZAGENO we offer various types of mortars and pestles that differ with regard to their use, capacity and other physical properties. From diamonite mortar and pestle sets with excellent hardness and chemical resistance to clear glass mortar and pestle sets for mixing liquid/paste samples, we have everything for all your grinding and mixing needs.