Nylon was the first of the truly synthetic fibres. Its inventor, Wallace H. Carothers, by his work on the synthesis and structure of high molecular weight polymers, added greatly to scientific knowledge and, through the elucidation of the theory of fibre structure, paved the way to the discovery of other commercially useful synthetic fibres.
KeywordsAdipic Acid Penicillium Notatum Sebacic Acid High Molecular Weight Polymer Synthetic Fibre
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