Medium size glass display bottle containing mauveine acetate, 1910-1945
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.
- Industrial Chemistry
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- display bottle
- Miss A.F.Perkin
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