benzine ring (c6h6)

1907

Bakelite

The book of science

Tom Sharp


Leo Baekeland materials science

Bakelite

Products

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In 1944 when Leo Baekeland died, Bakelite has been used in over fifteen-thousand products.

In 1907, Adelaide A. Pollard wrote the hymn “Have Thine own way, Lord” including the line “Mold me and make me after Thy will.”

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