On This Day In Chemistry

April 6th

The non-stick coating for cookware Teflon was invented on this day in 1938

Teflon, which is the trade name for polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), was first made by American chemist Roy Plunkett by accident whilst working for DuPont. Teflon’s inert nature and extreme slipperiness has led to it being used in many applications, including non-stick saucepans.
 

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