Volume 84 Issue 27 | pp. 46-49 | Awards
Issue Date: July 3, 2006

Nominations For 2008 ACS National Awards

Department: ACS News

Nominations for 53 national awards administered by the American Chemical Society to be presented in 2008 are being solicited.

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2006 Award Winners

The following is a list of this year's awardees and where the plaques will be hung:


California Institute of Technology: Pauling, L. "The Nature of the Chemical Bond," Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1939.

DuPont: Plunkett, R. J. "Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers," U.S. Patent 2,230,654 (Feb. 4, 1941), assigned to Kinetic Chemicals, Wilmington, Del.

Harvard University: Woodward, R. B., and R. Hoffmann. "Stereochemistry of Electrocyclic Reactions," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 87 (1965): 395-397.

Beckman Coulter: Beckman, A. O., and Henry E. Fracker. "Apparatus for Testing Acidity," U.S. Patent 2,058,761 (Oct. 27, 1936).

Rockefeller University: Merrifield, R. B. "Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis. I. The Synthesis of a Tetrapeptide," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 85 (1963): 2149-2154.

University of California, Berkeley: Lewis, G. N. "The Atom and the Molecule," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 38 (1916): 762-785.

University of California, Berkeley: Lawrence, E. O. "Method and Apparatus for the Acceleration of Ions," U.S. Patent 1,948,384 (Feb. 20, 1934), assigned to Research Corp., New York City.

University of California, Irvine: Molina, M. J., and F. S. Rowland. "Stratospheric Sink for Chlorofluoromethanes: Chlorine Atom-Catalysed Destruction of Ozone," Nature 249 (1974): 810-812.

University of Chicago: Fisher, H. F., E. C. Conn, B. Vennesland, and F. H. Westheimer. "The Enzymatic Transfer of Hydrogen. I. The Reaction Catalyzed by Alcohol Dehydrogenase," J. Biol. Chem. 202 (1953): 687-697.

University of Michigan: Gomberg, M. "An Instance of Trivalent Carbon: Triphenylmethyl," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 22 (1900): 757-771.



Nominations for 53 national awards administered by ACS to be presented in 2008 are being solicited. Forms for nominations and supporting information, and a detailed description of ACS national awards, are available at chemistry.org/awards. Any individual may submit a nomination for an award, unless that individual is a member of the selection committee for the same award. However, selection committee members may submit nominations for other awards. Nominations and inquiries concerning awards should be directed to the Office of the Awards Programs, e-mail: awards@acs.org. The deadline date for all nominating material for 2008 ACS National Awards is Nov. 1, 2006. Earlier transmittal is encouraged.

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