Bakelite In The Limelight Teaching Technology Space University High-Tech Farming Recognizing Cognitive Neuroscience The Wonders of Glycerine Though possibly an event of dubious distinction to environmentalists and others, the American Chemical Society will commemorate the invention of "bakelite," the world's first plastic, with ACS's first National Historic Chemical Landmark designation on November 9. Bakelite was the invention of Leo H. Baekeland, a Belgian-born chemist who

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