This research and development complex was established by the founders of Universal Oil Products (later named UOP) to develop key products for the oil-refining industry. The processes created here profoundly affected the refining, treatment and conversion of crude oil and the development of the petroleum and petrochemical industries. Conceived as a combination of quiet academic retreat and industrial plant, Riverside attracted many of the world's leading petroleum scientists and a dedicated support team. Between 1921 and 1955, Riverside research resulted in 8,790 U.S. and foreign patents.
Society: ACSMain Category: ChemicalSub Category: Cradles of ChemistryEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1921Riverside LaboratoryMcCookState: ILCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/uoplaboratory.htmlCreator: Dubbs, Carbon Petroleum (C. P.) , Halle, Hiram
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy ACSEra_date_from: 1921