Henri T. Plant | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 50 | p. 59 | Obituaries
Issue Date: December 10, 2012

Henri T. Plant

Department: ACS News
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Henri T. Plant, 90, a retired chemist with expertise in chemical process technology, died in Scotia-Glenville, N.Y., on Sept. 28.

Born in Hempstead, N.Y., Plant earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Colgate University in 1942. He began his career at Bakelite Corp., investigating polymers. Soon after, he worked on the Manhattan Project, conducting research related to separating uranium-235 from uranium-238.

Plant joined General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1953. He focused on projects as varied as the molding of plastic bottles and development of the sodium-sulfur battery. He was an emeritus member of ACS, joining in 1943.

Serving as director of the Mohawk Valley Hiking Club, Plant also headed the Rotterdam Explorer Post 17. He also helped efforts to bring the area’s Christman Sanctuary under the protection of the Nature Conservancy.

Plant is survived by his children, Suzette Tanis-Plant, Chris, and Scott; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

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