Stephanie Kwolek

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Kwolek in 1986

Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 31, 1923 – June 18, 2014) was an American chemist. She invented poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide—better known as Kevlar.[1]

She was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Kwolek won many awards for her work in polymer chemistry.[2]

Kwolek died in Wilmington, Delaware from a short-illness, aged 90.[3]

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  1. Wholly Aromatic Carbocyclic Polycarbonamide Fiber Original Kevlar patent awarded in 1974 to Stephanie Kwolek
  2. "Women in Chemistry - Stephanie Kwolek". Chemical Heritage Foundation. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  3. "Kevlar inventor, Stephanie Kwolek, dies at 90". Delaware June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 

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