Copy correspondence between G. Stafford Whitby and A. C. Thaysen, mainly relating to aspects of Chaim Weizmann's involvement in the early production of acetone

Made:
1970-1970
maker:
Whitby, George Stafford

Thaysen, as requested, supplies memories of Weizmann's involvement in aspects of the early history of synthetic rubber: the production of butadiene from butyl alcohol, of butyl alcohol and acetone from carbohydrates, of acetone by fermentation. With his letter, Whitby encloses notes 'Conference on the Acetone-Butyl Alcohol Fermentation' as reported in the Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, 38, 1919. Whitby was Profesor Emeritus of Rubber Chemistry and Director of Rubber Research, University of Akron, Ohio.

Details

Extent:
6 sheets
Identifier:
MS/1768