the new dye had commercial possibilities.
hionable ladies in that country. Not to be outdone, England’s Que
erkin made the scientific breakthrough that would bring him both fame and fortune.
Perkin quickly grasped that his purple solution could be used to colour fabric, thus making it the world’s first synthetic dye.
Perkin originally named his dye Tyrian Purple,
from the French for the plant used to make the colour violet).
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