Article ID: CBB001252543

CFCs: On the 75th Anniversary of Their Introduction as Commercial Refrigerants by Thomas Midgley, Jr. (1889--1944) (2005)

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On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the introduction of dichlorofluoromethane, the first of the CFCs to be used commercially as a refrigerant, this article reviews its discovery by Thomas Midgley, Jr. (1889--1944) and later developments necessitated by the deleterious effect of Freons on the ozone layer. Midgley's life and other contributions are also discussed.

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Authors & Contributors
Kauffman, George B.
Rasmussen, Seth C.
Midgley, Thomas, IV
Giunta, Carmen J.
Weininger, Stephen J.
Gortier, Leon
Journals
The Chemical Educator
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Chemical Heritage
Khimiya/Chemistry: Bulgarian Journal of Chemical Education
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Publishers
Stargazer Publishing Company
Cambridge University Press
American Chemical Society
Concepts
Memorials; commemorations
Chemistry
Biographies
Nobel Prizes
Inventors and invention
Science and industry
People
Midgley, Thomas
Curie, Marie Sklodowska
Knox, Lawrence
Knox, William
Kohn, Walter
Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilevich
Places
United States
Austria
England
Canada
Russia
Great Britain
Times
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
18th century
20th century, late
Institutions
Eastman Kodak Company
Niels Bohr Institutet, Copenhagen
Carnegie Institute of Technology
American Chemical Society
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