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Web Date: January 9, 2017

Robert Bergman wins Wolf Prize in Chemistry

Organometallic chemist honored for his efforts to activate carbon-hydrogen bonds
Department: ACS News
Keywords: awards, Wolf Prize, Robert Bergman

For his discovery of the activation of carbon-hydrogen bonds of hydrocarbons by soluble transition-metal complexes, Robert Bergman has won the 2017 Wolf Prize in Chemistry. Bergman is the Gerald E.K. Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

The $100,000 prize is among five awards given out this year by the Israel-based Wolf Foundation to honor achievements in medicine, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and the arts. The awards are sometimes . . .

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