Display bottle containing mauveine salt

Made:
1863
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Three glass bottles containing mauveine acetate or mauveine hydrochloride, c.1858-1860.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Three glass bottles containing mauveine acetate or mauveine hydrochloride, c.1858-1860.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Three glass bottles containing mauveine acetate or mauveine hydrochloride, c.1858-1860.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Three glass bottles containing mauveine acetate or mauveine hydrochloride, c.1858-1860.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Three glass bottles containing mauveine acetate or mauveine hydrochloride, c.1858-1860.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Medium size glass display bottle containing mauveine hydrochloride.
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Group shot (from left to right) of 1947-115/1 Tall glass display bottle containing mauveine salt, 1947-115/2 Medium
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Group shot (from left to right) of 1947-115/1 Tall glass display bottle containing mauveine salt, 1947-115/2 Medium
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Tall glass display bottle containing mauveine salt.

The British chemist William Perkin created the first synthetic dye, mauveine, while attempting to synthesis the malaria medicine quinine. Chemists quickly discovered many other synthetic dyes, which were cheaper than natural ones and came in a wide range of new colours, kick-starting chemical synthesis on an industrial scale.

Details

Category:
Industrial Chemistry
Object Number:
1947-115/1
Measurements:
overall: he.435 mm x dia. 100 mm,
type:
chemical
credit:
Perkin, A F