Varcoe, Graeme Laurence (1937-)

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Research scientist; Industrial chemist
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Graeme Laurence Varcoe worked out how to dehydrogenate pyridine as a step in the production of diquat, a broad spectrum herbicide. This concept also provided the basis for design of the full scale plant. Responding to the rapidly accelerating demand for urea formaldehyde resins for the particle board industry in the sixties, he radically modified the production process to achieve a ten-fold gain in productivity. Varcoe obtained an early patent on the oxychlorination of ethylene to vinyl chloride, which led to the world's first commercialisation of the process, at ICIANZ Botany site, for which he was the plant commissioning superintendent.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Varcoe, Graeme Laurence
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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