Wallace Hume Carothers


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wallace Hume Carothers - United States chemist who developed nylon (1896-1937)
References in periodicals archive ?
Before that, a girl's best friend was nylon - invented in 1934 by American chemist Wallace Hume Carothers as a result of an experiment with coal, hydrogen, air and petroleum.
It occurred to the American chemist Wallace Hume Carothers (1896-1937) that an artificial polymer might be prepared that had the properties of silk.