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Wallace Hume Carothers

Chemist (27-Apr-1896 — 29-Apr-1937)


Yasu Furukawa. Inventing Polymer Science: Staudinger, Carothers, and the Emergence of Macromolecular Chemistry. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1998. 310pp.

Matthew E. Hermes. Enough for One Lifetime: Wallace Carothers, Inventor of Nylon. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. 1996. 345pp.


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  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.122)

  8. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.88)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.127)

  10. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.183)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.42)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.123)

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