Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Parents and siblings, influence of Church of the Brethren. High school.
Undergraduate Education 3
Manchester College, chemistry faculty. Flory as fellow student. The Depression and financial support.
Graduate Education 4
Ohio State University. Chemistry faculty and colleagues.
DuPont and Fluorocarbons 7
Jackson laboratories, refrigerants research and fluorocarbons. Tetrafluoroethylene, spontaneous polymerization in gas cylinder. Properties of product, early applications.
DuPont and Tetraethyl Lead 16
Transfer to TEL manufacture. Wartime demand. Recognition for Teflon acheivement, later applications.
Later career with DuPont 24
Chambers Works. Organic Chemical and Freons. Family, interests in antiques. Honors.
Second Interview 28
Church of the Brethren. Flory and family. Manchester College and contact with Flory; his early research. Further recollections of TFE polymerization.