Paul Schlack (22 December 1897 – 19 August 1987) was a German chemist. He completed his studies at the Technical University of Stuttgart in 1921 and worked as a research chemist in Copenhagen for a year, before returning to Stuttgart. He received his PhD in 1924. Around this time he developed a keen interest in amide chemistry. He synthesized Nylon 6, widely known by its tradename Perlon, on 29 January 1938 whilst working for IG Farben.
|Died||19 August 1987 (aged 89)|
|Alma mater||Technical University of Stuttgart|
|Known for||Perlon (Nylon 6)|
|Institutions||Technical University of Stuttgart|
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