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On This Day – December 07 : The first thermosetting manmade plastic was patented on this day in 1909

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"Bakelite" (polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolan- hydride) takes its name from its inventor, the Belgian chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland.

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group work, working independently

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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