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WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 09, 2018 - Thomas Midgley, Jr.: Developed Tetraethyl Lead for Gasoline, in 1921

09-12-2018

(Worldkings.org) Thomas Midgley, Jr. (May 18, 1889 - November 2, 1944), an American chemist, developed the tetraethyl lead (TEL) additive for gasoline and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and held over a hundred patents.

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