Wallace Carothers


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Noun1.Wallace Carothers - United States chemist who developed nylon (1896-1937)
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Carothers - Mack Wallace Carothers, 24, of Eugene, died Dec.
Acetylene can also be converted into vinyl acetylene, the raw material needed to manufacture the synthetic rubber neoprene, a discovery credited to DuPont chemist Wallace Carothers of the United States.
Gerald Berchet and Wallace Carothers created 81 polyamides for DuPont in 1935, and Polymide 6-6 was selected for further development, becoming Fiber 66.