Volume 86 Issue 3 | pp. 59-60 | Awards
Issue Date: January 21, 2008

George A. Olah Award in Petroleum or Hydrocarbon Chemistry

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
Department: ACS News

Sponsored by the George A. Olah Endowment Fund

Israel E. Wachs's knowledge, interest, and ability to control selective catalytic oxidation reactions have led to fundamental discoveries and new product applications in petroleum chemistry. His work has also resulted in better processes, including one with the potential to save the paper industry $300 million per year and eliminate several pollution streams (C&EN, March 25, 2002, page 39).

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