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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Superglue Accidentally Founded

More sticky material. This one is famous for its high adhesive power, not like Post-It Notes. Super strong glue was created in 1942 when Dr. Harry Coover was trying to isolate a clear plastic material to make up the firearm. While he was working with chemicals cyanoacrylates, immediately after the polymerized materials exposed to moisture makes all the chemicals in the experiment bound together. Coover on this experiments was failed, but the research goes on.

Six years later, Coover worked at a chemical plant in Tennessee, and realize the potential of a substance when they were testing the heat resistance of cyanoacrylates, known in advance that the glue does not require heat and pressure to form a strong bond. So, after a certain amount of commercial improvement, Superglue or "Alcohol-Catalyzed Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Composition" (composition of materials Cyanoacrylate glue catalyzed by alcohol) was born.

The glue that is used later to treat wounded soldiers in the Vietnam War - the glue can be sprayed on open wounds, to stem the bleeding and facilitate transportation of soldiers. This glue has a lot of saving lives of the victims injured by firearms.