Paul Schlack

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.

Paul Schlack
Born(1897-12-22)22 December 1897
Died19 August 1987(1987-08-19) (aged 89)
Alma materTechnical University of Stuttgart
Known forPerlon (Nylon 6)
Scientific career
InstitutionsTechnical University of Stuttgart

External linksEdit

  • Alexander Stirn (2008-01-29). "Fallschirm und Damenstrumpf". Süddeutsche Zeitung. Archived from the original on 2008-02-01.
  • "100. Geburtstag von Paul Schlack: "Perlon" wird 60". CHemisches Institut Dr. Flad, CHF. 1997-12-22.