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Enough for One Lifetime: Wallace Carothers, Inventor of Nylon (History of Modern Chemical Sciences)
The first full biography of the man whom Roger Adams called the greatest chemist in America. Carothers took an infant science called polymer chemistry, defined it, and guided it toward its present maturity. Hermes tells the story of Carothers's sudden dramatic research successes--the discoveries that led to neoprene and nylon--and his relentless slide into depression, alco ...more
Hardcover, 345 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Chemical Heritage Foundation
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