Issue Date: January 21, 2008
George A. Olah Award in Petroleum or Hydrocarbon Chemistry
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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