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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 9

I Introduction

II The Australian Chemical Industry

III Pharmaceuticals

IV Chemists In Other Industries

V The Dawn Of Modern Chemical Industry - High Pressure Synthesis

VI The Growth Of Synthetic Chemicals - Concentration, Rationalisation And International Links
i Phenothiazine for Australia's sheep and cattle
ii Some innovative organic syntheses
iii Factory R&D

VII Australian Industrial Chemical Research Laboratories

VIII The Plastics Industry

IX The Paint Industry

X Acknowledgements



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Diphenylamine (continued)

The plant initially was designed for 500 tpa and was started up in 1943. Capacity was subsequently pushed up to 750 tpa by duplicating the preheater and converter. This plant, too, operated smoothly and efficiently for 20 years, until phenothiazine was superseded by new generations of anthelmintic drugs (see pp 687-690). A duplicate plant operated for some time in Sydney and another one in India, where it was on line well into the 1970s. Diphenylamine was converted into phenothiazine at Botany, NSW.

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