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    • 1980

    William Henry Perkin depicted in his laboratory. Perkin, center, examines test dyeing of silk taffeta with mauve aniline dye. Left, his father, the backer of the plant, stands behind Perkin and admires the fabric. In…

    • 1858

    Early examples of paper chromatography from German chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, who is considered to be the originator of the analytic technique. Runge investigated the color reactions of various chemical…

    • 1906

    Portrait of W. H. (William Henry) Perkin (1838-1907). Known as the father of the synthetic chemical industry, Perkin created the first synthetic dye, mauveine, in 1856, while attempting to create an artificial version…