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Perkin's perfect purple : how a boy created color with chemistry

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"Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few. The process was very complicated and expensive. Until 1856, when a boy named William Henry Perkin invented a new way. While testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria, he found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic PURPLE"--

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