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The life and legacy of Thomas Midgley Jr.

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Edelmann, FT (2016) The life and legacy of Thomas Midgley Jr. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 150 (1). pp. 45-49. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Although little known to the general public, Thomas Midgley Jr., an American chemist and inventor, made two inventions which had fatal impacts on the Earth’s atmosphere, namely tetraethyl lead as an additive to fuels and Freon 12 as a refrigerant.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Thomas Midgley Jr., lead, tetraethyl lead, leaded fuel, Freon 12, CFCs, ozone hole, The Royal Society of Tasmania, Alexander von Humboldt, Germany, Conference, Proceedings
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 45-49
ISSN: 0080-4703
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Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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This paper was presented at GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE : Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows in association with the New Zealand Association of von Humboldt Fellows.
20–22 November 2015, Hobart, Tasmania.
Professor Frank T Edelmann is from the Faculty of Process Engineering and Systems Engineering, Institute of Chemistry at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany

Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 00:48
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 00:48
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