Baekeland



Leo Hendrik
[lee-oh hen-drik;; Flemish ley-oh hen-drik] /ˈli oʊ ˈhɛn drɪk;; Flemish ˈleɪ oʊ ˈhɛn drɪk/ (Show IPA), 1863–1944, U.S. chemist, born in Belgium: developed Bakelite.
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Baekeland was a Belgian chemist, born at Ghent in 1863 and professor at Bruges.
Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson

Bakelite is a substitute for hard rubber or amber, invented by the eminent chemist Dr. Baekeland.
America’s Munitions 1917-1918 Benedict Crowell

Baekeland
(bāk’lānd’)
Belgian-born American chemist who in 1907 developed Bakelite, the first plastic to harden permanently after heating. Originally used as an insulator, his invention proved to be a versatile and inexpensive material for manufacturing products such as telephones, cameras, and furniture.

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