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Wallace Carrothers, an absolutely brilliant organic chemist who worked for DuPont, and battled severe depression all his life. Carrothers wanted to give something to mankind that would be truly useful, but was not convinced any of his work had been any good at all. He ultimately committed suicide. Three weeks after taking his own life, he was awarded the patent for nylon - one of the most useful of all synthetic plastic-type compounds.

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Why was nylon invented?

Nylon was invented to show the woman we sexy

When was nylon invented?

Nylon was invented on February 28, 1935 by Gerard J. Berchet of Wallace Carothers' research group at DuPont.

How was nylon invented?

By Dupont Chemical Co. and it means new york.London. nylon.

Was there Nylon in the Middle Ages?

There was no nylon in the Middle Ages. Nylon was invented in the 20th century; the Middle Ages ended in the 15th.

When was nylon word invented?

Nylon was invented by a chemist working for Du Pont in 1935. It is widely believed that the name Nylon was given because of the two countries, New York and London, who were involved in its creation.

Where was nylon invented?

Nylon was invented at DuPont laboratories by Wallace Hume Carothers. He also invented neoprene. These inventions were made prior to WW 2 and helped greatly in the war effort. Neoprene being a synthetic rubber and nylon a replacement for silk. Japan was the leading producer of silk and for obvious reasons we could not buy it from them during the war. Nylon was invented on February, 28 1935 in Wilmington Delaware.

When was the nylon invented?

i dun know

What was the polymer invented by Carothers?


When was the Nylon stocking invented?

Although nylon was not originally invented for use in stockings, it was unveiled in this design in 1939 at the World's Fair in New York to a women's club.

Which artificial fiber was invented in 1938?


When was the first nylon toothbrush invented?


What is full form of nylon?

The "on" at the end is to allude to the ends of the names of such fibers as Cotton and Rayon, and they just picked the "nyl" because they liked the way it sounded. The story about nylon being short for New York and London is...just a story. The full form of nylon is either Nylon-6 or Nylon-6.6, depending on manufacturer. DuPont invented Nylon-6.6 and holds a patent on its manufacture. BASF wanted also to make nylon because it sells very well so they invented Nylon-6.

Who invented nylon tights?

the fresh prince of belair

Who invented nylon stockings?

dr.wallace h. carothers

Who discovered nylon?

Nylon was not discovered it was invented. Wallace Carothers first produced it in 1935 at the DuPont Experimental Station.

Nylon is an example of what?

Nylon is a polyamide. There are two: nylon 6.6, which was invented by DuPont, and nylon 6, which was invented by BASF. DuPont had a patent on nylon 6.6 and wouldn't license it; BASF wanted to play in the polyamides market so they created a similar material using a different process. Of the two, nylon 6.6 has a higher melt point and is a little harder than nylon 6. Nylon 6.6 is a polymer of Hexamethylene diamine and Adipic acid (Hexadioic acid) both these compounds contain 6 carbon atoms each. so it is Nylon 6.6. (Which is true for nylon 6.6. Nylon 6 is polymerized caprolactam, so that's called Nylon 6 because caprolactam also has 6 carbon atoms.)

Who is the American chemist who invented nylon?

Wallace Hume Carothers

What material invented in the 1930s was used as a substitute for silk?

Nylon was invented in the 1930's by DuPont as a silk substitute.

Was nylon used to make uniforms in the civil war?

Nope. Nylon was invented by duPont de Nemours company in 1938. That was about 70 years after the US Civil War.

Who invented sponge?

The synthetic sponge was first developed by the Du Pont company, who also invented nylon, in the 1940s.

What are examples of recent Evolution?

A bacteria has evolved to be able to consume nylon, a product invented only in 1935.

What are some pioneer words that begin with the letter N?

Nylon was invented by American inventor Wallace Carothers. It pioneered the use in nylon stocking, parachutes and other products.

Who invented the man made sponge?

Man made sponges or artificial sponges were developed first by the DuPont company. Sponges were manufactured first in 1940. They also invented nylon.

What polymer was invented fifty years ago to replace silk?

Nylon, invented by a chemist at the DuPont Chemical Company in 1935, and first used in women's stockings in 1940.

What was invented in l959?

Radioimmunoassay was invented in 1959 and is a method for chemically analyzing human blood. Integrated circuits or chips were invented in 1959 by two people working independently of each other.They make it possible for computers and electronic devices to be very small and inexpensive. Pantyhose was invented in 1959.It soon replaced nylon stockings because mini skirts in the 1960s were to short to hide a garter(what used to hold up the nylon stockings)