Portrait of the organic chemist John Rex Whinfield

Portrait of the organic chemist John Rex Whinfield

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Caption: John Rex Whinfield. Portrait of the English organic chemist John Rex Whinfield (1901-1966). In 1941, Whinfield co-discovered the artificial fibre Terylene (also known as Dacron) with J.T. Dickson. This strong polymerized fibre has been mass produced since 1955 and is widely used in the clothing industry.

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Keywords: chemist, co-discoverer, dacron, john rex, organic chemist, portraits, surname w, terylene, whinfield

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