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Wallace H. Carothers and fundamental research at Du Pont (1985)


Description “In the Depression decade, the research group headed by Wallace H. Carothers made two discoveries--neoprene and nylon--that have had an enormous impact on E. I. du Pont de Nemours and industrial research generally.”

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Authors & Contributors
Furukawa, Yasu
Hounshell, David A.
Smith, John K.
Barrera, Pilar
Blaszczyk, Regina Lee
Chayut, Michael
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Business History Review
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy
Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Fachgruppe Geschichte der Chemie
Research Management
Technology and Culture
Johns Hopkins University Press
American Chemical Society
University of Oklahoma
Cambridge University Press
American Society of Civil Engineers Press
J & J Publishing
Chemical industry
Plastics; rubber; polymers
Science and industry
Nuclear weapons; atomic weapons
Carothers, Wallace Hume
Staudinger, Hermann
de Torres, Alvar Gutierrez
Flory, Paul John
Gross, Hans
Plunkett, Roy
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
United States
Du Pont Company
Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft
Hanford Engineering Works (Washington State)
Metallurgical Laboratory, University of Chicago

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