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As founder of the Bakelite company he instituted a successful discovery and commercialization methodology that would still be recognizable in the invention of novel polymers at Bound Brook throughout the next 80 years. Finally, the Baekeland Award established in 1944 after his death continues to inspire young researchers to emulate his accomplishments in fundamental and applied research. © 2011 American Chemical Society In 100+ Years of Plastics. ; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2011.
ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2011. ch003 Chemical Society. His acceptance address detailed his current understanding of the chemistry and structure of Bakelite and was published in the 5th volume of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (p. 506) (10). Baekeland continued to read all the available literature on phenol and formaldehyde reactions. The period before the First World War was the great age of speculation about Bakelite. One of the leading speculators was F.
Soc. 1954, 76, 2080. ; Pilato, L. A. Phenolic Resins; Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 1985. 29 In 100+ Years of Plastics. ; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2011. ch004 Burkhard E. com Leo Hendrik Baekeland (1863-1944) was one of the icons of the American Industrial Age, and a source of inspiration for later entrepreneurs in industry and academe. After uprooting his academic career at the University of Ghent at age 35, he emigrated to the United States to reinvent himself in a host of diverse roles.