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On This Day – January 14 : French chemist Paul Vieille died on this day in 1934

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He invented modern nitrocellulose-based smokeless gunpowder in 1884. The smokeless powder was three times more powerful than black powder for the same weight and left virtually no residues of combustion.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar