Sir William Henry Perkin Google Doodle: 8 Facts About Father of Synthetic Dyes

Until the mid-1800s, purple clothing was difficult to come by and limited to those who could afford the expensive fabrics. That is, until Sir William Henry Perkin accidentally discovered aniline dyes, the most famous of which is mauveine.

The chemist was honored Monday with a Google Doodle on the h …
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