Born on 3rd of May 1768
Died on 1st of October 1838
Born 1768. Died 1838 - Scottish chemist and industrialist.
One of first men to make large profits from heavy chemical industry.
Set up bleachfields at Darnley, near Paisley. In 1799 took out patent for a dry bleaching powder made from chlorine and solid slaked lime, easily transported and then regenerated on site. Established the St Rollox works in 1800, grew to be largest chemical works in world.
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