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Marvelous Mauve: The Story of the first Synthetic Dye

If we look around us, there are countless colourful examples of synthetic dye in our everyday lives. But when did we go from extracting colour from plants and animals to being able to mass produce thousands of individual hues? You might be surprised to learn that it all started with a science experiment gone awry in a makeshift science laboratory.