David Spence, Scottish-US chemist

David Spence, Scottish-US chemist

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Credit: Williams Haynes Portrait Collection, Chemists’ Club Archives/CHEMICAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: David Spence (1881-1957), Scottish-US chemist. Spence is best known for his work on synthetic rubbber, especially during the Second World War. He invented methods for synthesising the chemical building blocks of rubber, vulcanisation, devulcanisation and the dyeing of rubber.

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