2nd October 2019

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How was Teflon discovered by accident?

Roy J. Plunkett. Teflon, discovered by Roy J. Plunkett at the DuPont Company's Jackson Laboratory in 1938, was an accidental invention—unlike most of the other polymer products. But as Plunkett often told student audiences, his mind was prepared by education and training to recognize novelty.

Thereof, who discovered PTFE?

DuPont
Roy J. Plunkett

What is PTFE used for?

PTFE is used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. It is non-reactive, partly because of the strength of carbon–fluorine bonds, and so it is often used in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive chemicals.
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