Display Bottle Containing Mauveine Acetate

Display Bottle Containing Mauveine Acetate (display bottle) Medium size glass display bottle containing mauveine acetate Display Bottle Containing Mauveine Acetate (display bottle) Display Bottle Containing Mauveine Acetate (display bottle) Display Bottle Containing Mauveine Acetate (display bottle) Display Bottle Containing Mauveine Acetate (display bottle) Display Bottle Containing Mauveine Acetate (display bottle) Display Bottle Containing Mauveine Acetate (display bottle)

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Medium size glass display bottle containing mauveine acetate
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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.

Details

Category:
Industrial Chemistry
Object Number:
1947-115/3
Materials:
glass and acetate
Measurements:
overall: 290 mm 75 mm, .39kg
type:
display bottle
credit:
Miss A.F.Perkin