Saturday, August 04, 2012

The Walls Have Ears

'The Walls Have Ears' is a creative project by Bread Collective, working with the community of Hackney Wick to improve our area by painting murals. We are supported by the London Legacy Development

Meldola’s Blue dye was invented in Hackney Wick by British chemist and entomologist Raphael Meldola. Meldola was a Professor of Organic Chemistry in the University of London, 1912–5. This dye is used in textiles, paper, and paints, mainly as a pigment. Meldola’s Blue has been used as a component in redox sensors for detection of materials such as NADH, pyruvates, hydrogen peroxide, glucose, and 3-hydroxy- butyrate. It has also been used in electrochemical experiments involving DNA wherein the dye mediates electron transport.

The 2012 Olympic site has claimed industrial premises formerly used by British Industrial Gases (later British Oxygen Company, BOC) to manufacture oxygen and acetylene. 
LINK The Walls Have Ears

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