Advertisement detailing the decision by the Hercules Powder Company to relinquish the trademark name Toxaphene in response to the need for a simple and generally acceptable name for the insecticidal chemical known as chlorinated camphene.
Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement with DuPont, the Hercules Powder Company (later Hercules Inc.) initially specialized in the manufacture of explosives and smokeless powders and subsequently diversified its business to encompass a variety of industrial products, including pine and paper chemicals, synthetics, pigments, polymers, and cellulose.
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Hercules Incorporated. “An Announcement Concerning the Name Toxaphene.” 1949 Hercules Advertisements, 1949. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1949. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/f1881m75d.
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