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On This Day – February 02 : Leaded petrol was first marketed in the US on this day in 1923

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Before the serious health hazards were known, an organolead compound with the formula (CH3CH2)4Pb was mixed with petrol to increase the power and fuel economy of cars. The advantages of this type of petrol eventually led to a universal switch to leaded fuel.

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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