This week we discuss the chemistry behind what we wear. Many modern fabrics include synthetic materials, and these synthetics would not be possible without chemistry.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:00 Element of the Week: Aluminum
03:20 Leather Tanning in India
08:18 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Pantyhose
11:02 Robert’s Farewell
11:20 Quote: Mark Twain
11:33 Closing Credits
Special thanks to Erin McLeary, Jean Parker, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.
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