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On This Day – August 22 : The first patent for liquid soap was issued to William Sheppard on this day in 1865

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The product was made by dissolving one pound of solid soap in water, and then adding 100 pounds of ammonia until the liquid thickened to the consistency of molasses, the thick by‑product when producing sugar.

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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