By Fred Aftalion
Goals to supply a global viewpoint on chemistry, integrating the tale of chemical technological know-how with that of the chemical undefined, and emphasizing very important advancements of the twentieth century.
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Extra info for A history of the international chemical industry
More than any other science, chemistry cannot be dissociated from the chemical industry which is its twin, for chemical manufacturers cannot do without the scientific knowhow provided by research chemists, while the latter can no longer afford to disregard the practical consequences of their work. This book is intended for three kinds of readers: researchers who are increasingly required to specialize in a particular discipline but, nevertheless, want an overall view of the various branches of the chemical industry; industry leaders whose involvement with chemicals has often been due more to Page xxiv circumstances than to actual vocation but who should not be indifferent to the industry's progress since its beginnings; and, finally, the noninitiated who view the industry from the outside and generally know only of its more forbidding aspects.
The Poirrier factory at Saint-Denis. 90 21. Georges Claude with his liquid air apparatus. Courtesy L'Air Liquide. 92 22. Dmitri Mendeleev. Courtesy Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Collection. 97 23. Vats for industrial synthesis of indigo, BASF Ludwigshafen factory. 105 24. Petrochemical unit, Standard Oil of New Jersey, Bayway, New Jersey, 1920. 130 25. Doctoral thesis of Otto Röhm, 1901. Courtesy Rohm and Haas. 150 26. Wallace Carothers. Courtesy E. I. du Pont de Nemours. 156 27. Eugène Houdry. 158 28.
He was part of the committee in charge of setting up the metric system; he contributed to the reform of the monetary system; and he continued to serve as a Fermier Général and member of the Académie des Sciences. Many of his colleagues in the Académie were jealous of his financial means and of his prerogatives as a Fermier Général. The rev- Page 9 olutionary Jean Paul Marat hated Lavoisier, who had questioned his scientific competence. Little by little, Lavoisier found himself abandoned by the entire scientific community in spite of the fact that he was one of its leading members.
A history of the international chemical industry by Fred Aftalion