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The wonder of coal tar dyes

Carolyn Cobbold

in A Rainbow Palate: How Chemical Dyes Changed the West's Relationship with Food

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226727059
eISBN:
9780226727196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226727196.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

British newspapers immediately heralded the invention of coal tar dyes as a victory for chemists and, in particular, Britain’s William Perkin. While experimenting with coal tar distillations of ... More


Deaths, Survivals, and Revivals

Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett

in The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037532
eISBN:
9780262345033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037532.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Reckless financing for expansion by its new management led ECD to file for bankruptcy in February 2012. That failure also ended Ovshinsky’s solar power effort. Work on his nickel metal hydride ... More


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