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Bakelite

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1907– )

Bakelite, the trade name for phenol‐formaldehyde or phenolic resins, was the first totally synthetic plastic and was patented by Dr Leo Baekeland in 1907. In order to put...

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bakelite

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 174 words.

Bakelite is the trade name of one of the first plastics to come into wide use. It is a phenolic

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Bakelite

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1907– )

Bakelite, the trade name for phenol‐formaldehyde or phenolic resins, was the first totally synthetic plastic and was patented by Dr Leo Baekeland in 1907. In order to put...

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bakelite

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 104 words.

An early plastic, invented in 1907 by Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a Belgian who had emigrated to the United States. Formally defined as ‘a condensation product of the reaction between phenol and...

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Bakelite (1907– )

Jonathan M. Woodham.

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 324 words.

Bakelite, the trade name for phenol‐formaldehyde or phenolic resins, was the first totally synthetic plastic and was patented by Dr

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Bakelite (1907–)

Edited by Jonathan M. Woodham.

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

P ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 321 words.

Bakelite, the trade name for phenol‐formaldehyde or phenolic resins, was the first totally synthetic plastic and was patented by Dr

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Bakelite

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 31 words.

One of a class of thermosetting resins that are used for making plastic ware and electric insulators. It is named after Belgian-born US inventor L. H. Baekeland (...

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Bakelite

Edited by John Daintith.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 21 words.

A trade name for certain *phenol-formaldehyde resins, first introduced in 1909 by the Belgian-US chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland

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Bakelite

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 23 words.

A trade name for certain *phenol–formaldehyde resins, first introduced in 1909 by the Belgian-US chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland (...

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Bakelite

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 72 words.

The material course of modern life was altered significantly in 1909 when Leo Baekeland (1863–1944), a Belgian-born American

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Bakelite

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 113 words.

• halite • candlelight • fanlight • lamplight • gaslight • flashlight • starlight • headlight • penlight • daylight

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Bakelite

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 111 words.

• halite • candlelight • fanlight • lamplight • gaslight • flashlight • starlight • headlight • penlight • daylight

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Bakelite

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 4 words.

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Bakelite

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 11 words.

(capital B) A trade name for certain phenol–formaldehyde resins.

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Bakelite

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 60 words.

Trade name, coined by its inventor US chemist Leo Baekeland, for a thermosetting plastic used for insulating purposes and in

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Bakelite P.

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 22 words.

name of synthetic resin used as plastic. XX. f. name of L. H. Baekeland, Belgian-Amer. inventor (1863–1944);

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Phenol-Formaldehyde

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

(invented 1907) See Bakelite.

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Baekeland, Leo Hendrik (1863–1944)

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 12 words.

(1863–1944)

Belgian-born US industrial chemist. See also Bakelite.

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brown goods

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 78 words.

A category of electrical consumer goods. A reference to early TVs, radios, and radiograms in wooden, wood-coloured plastic, or bakelite

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Baekeland, Leo Hendrik (1863–1944)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 269 words.

Belgian-born US chemist who discovered Bakelite.

Born in Ghent and educated at the University of Ghent, Baekeland gained his doctorate in ...

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chlorophenol

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

Any of the various compounds produced by chlorinating a phenol. Chlorophenols are fairly acidic and have many uses, including antiseptics, disinfectants, herbicides, insecticides, and wood...

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