Who invented Bakelite?

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Who invented Bakelite? 

Leo Hendrik Baekeland
Bessie Blount
Thomas Edison
Charles Alderton


Bakelite or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, is an early plastic. It is a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, formed from a condensation reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in Yonkers, New York, in 1907.

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