Wallace Carothers


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United States chemist who developed nylon (1896-1937)

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Gerald Berchet and Wallace Carothers created 81 polyamides for DuPont in 1935, and Polymide 6-6 was selected for further development, becoming Fiber 66.
Chemical manufacturing giants ICI and DuPont both lay claim to its creation, although it was British chemists John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickson that patented polyethylene terephthalate in 1941, after advancing the early research of Wallace Carothers.
46 Wallace Carothers headed a 1930s research teamthat gave the world which fibres?
1937: Wallace Carothers, US chemist who invented nylon.
Nylon was invented by Julian Hill, a scientist on a research team led by Wallace Carothers for the DuPont company.