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by Matthew E Hermes

Download Enough for One Lifetime: Wallace Carothers, Inventor of Nylon (History of Modern Chemical Sciences) eBook
ISBN:
0841233314
Author:
Matthew E Hermes
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English
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Chemical Heritage Foundation (June 9, 2005)
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345 pages
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But, beleaguered by depression and alcoholism, he killed himself at the apex of his career

But, beleaguered by depression and alcoholism, he killed himself at the apex of his career. Matt Hermes, determined to tell his forgotten story, took years off his own busy life as a professional chemist to get a writing degree, then got to work. The result is this impressive book, more than just a biography of Carothers, but a tribute to his era of scientific discovery which unearthed the building blocks of so much modern science.

This is a story of invention and chemistry and the ineluctable fate of the .

This is a story of invention and chemistry and the ineluctable fate of the inventor of nylon.

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Hermes, Matthew E. Enough for One Lifetime: Wallace Carothers, Inventor of Nylon. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society and Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1996. Hounshell, David . and John K. Smith. Science and Corporate Strategy: Du Pont R&D, 1902–1980.

Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation

Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation.

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Wallace Hume Carothers was the American chemist and inventor. Wallace Carothers-Graduate of the U of I (PhD in chemistry in 1924) worked for DuPont and obtained more than 20 patents, including the one for nylon, which was the first synthetic fiber. Gallery of Wallace Carothers. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Wallace Hume Carothers was the chemist and inventor behind Dupont as well as the birth of synthetic fibers including ladies' nylon stockings. Meet Wallace Hume Carothers, Inventor of Ladies' Stockings. History & Culture.

book by Matthew E. Hermes. 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.

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, alcohol, and suicide, through revealing letters to his professional colleagues, family, and college classmates.
  • Mogelv
Wallace Carothers, the inventor of nylon, was one of the great research chemists of the last century. But, beleaguered by depression and alcoholism, he killed himself at the apex of his career. Matt Hermes, determined to tell his forgotten story, took years off his own busy life as a professional chemist to get a writing degree, then got to work. The result is this impressive book, more than just a biography of Carothers, but a tribute to his era of scientific discovery which unearthed the building blocks of so much modern science. It's also a meticulous description the toll mental illness can take of even the most brilliant people. It's like "A Beautiful Mind" with a tragic climax.
  • HappyLove
a thoroughly researched well written biography.
  • Opithris
Beautifully clear writing that in addition to the biographical information describes the scientific scene in the 1920's and 1930's in organic chemistry. Wilmington Delaware is still as is described. The impact of this man on polymer chemistry was enormous.