Paul Schlack

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Paul Schlack
Born (1897-12-22)December 22, 1897
Stuttgart, Germany
Died August 19, 1987(1987-08-19) (aged 89)
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
Institutions Technical University of Stuttgart
Alma mater Technical University of Stuttgart
Known for Perlon (Nylon 6)

Paul Schlack (December 22, 1897 – August 19, 1987) and completed his studies at the Technical University of Stuttgart in 1921. He worked as a research chemist in Copenhagen for a year, then returned to Stuttgart. He received his PhD in 1924. Around this time he developed a keen interest in amide chemistry. He would synthesize Nylon 6 January 29, 1938, widely known by its tradename Perlon.

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