polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride

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polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride (uncountable)

  1. Bakelite
    • 2007, Elizabeth H. Oakes, Encyclopedia of world scientists: Volume 1 (page 38)
      [] Baekeland introduced polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride to the scientific community at the 909 meeting of the New York chapter of the American Chemical Society, and to the world thereafter as “Bakelite.”
    • 2008, Robin Halstead, Jason Hazeley, Alex Morris, More Bollocks to Alton Towers: Far from the Sodding Crowd
      Compared to the uniformity of modern plastics, the lightly marbled grain of true Bakelite feels organic: not something you'd expect from a substance whose real name is polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride.
    • 2011, Alan Bradley, A Red Herring Without Mustard
      [] Yonkers was the home of Leo Baekeland, the Belgian chemist who had accidentally discovered polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, better known as Bakelite, while working to produce a synthetic replacement for shellac []