Chemical Substances's Stories of Origin

Nylon First Synthetic Polymer

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Discovery of Nylon An organic chemist, Wallace Carathers produced nylon, a very commonly found polymer, in the year 1935. However, until 1937, the discovery remained unpatented and in the year 1938, the discovery of nylon was announced. The chemical name of nylon is polyhexamethyleneadipamide. It took seven years for the chemist ...