Formula Name - Polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride
Common Name - Bakelite
Formaldahyde (H2CO) and phenol (C6H5OH)
Mat'l based on thermosetting phenol formaldahyde resin.
Developed 1907-1907
Formed by heating and pressurizing phenol and formaldahyde in autoclave.
First plastic made from synthetic components

Condensation polymer
Density: 1.85 g/cc
Boiling point - 181.7 C
Melting point - 40.5 C
Industrial Uses: used as plastic for radios, cameras, telephones, components for Model "A" Ford, coffins, used in early machine guns and AK 47's
Hydrogen bonds, but no cross-linkage.
Physical Characteristics:
external image radio%20bakelite2.JPG
A picture of a Bakelite radio: very collectable!

Here's our vid. It is not bad.

"Bakelite", Wikipedia, May 19. 2008,
"It's Bakelite You Know", Bakeliteman, May 19, 2008,
"Bakelite in Birmingham", Birmingham Uk, May 19, 2008,
"Polymer Materials", New Jersey New York Scuba Diver, May 19, 2008