Oral history interview with Allan S. Hay

Oral history interview with Allan S. Hay

  • 1986-Jul-24

Allan S. Hay begins the interview with a description of his secondary and undergraduate education in Alberta. After briefly describing his graduate work at the University of Illinois and a summer job at Du Pont, he begins the story of his career at General Electric. There, after only a very short time, he was able to oxidize xylenol to synthesize PPO. Hay focuses on the practical applications as well as the chemical aspects of the progress that occurred in plastics research (including the developments of Noryl and Ultem) during his career as both a research chemist and a manager at G.E. He concludes with a bit of insight into what lies ahead in polymer research and development.

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  • 65 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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  • Courtesy of Science History Institute

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Allan S. Hay, interviewed by George Wise in Schenectady, New York on July 24, 1986. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0057. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/h415pb51k.

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Transcript (Published Version)

The published version of the transcript may diverge from the interview audio due to edits to the transcript made by staff of the Center for Oral History, often at the request of the interviewee, during the transcript review process.

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