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Bakelite

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Phenol Formaldehyde Polymer (Bakelite)

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What is bakelite?

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Bakelite: The First Synthetic Plastic

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Better Know A Polymer: Bakelite

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POLYMER BAKELITE TRICK CONTINUE PART 1

Bakelite, or polyoxybenzylmethyleneglycolanhydride, was the first plastic made from synthetic components. It is a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, formed from a condensation reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in Yonkers, New York, in 1907.
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