Volume 89 Issue 4 | pp. 38-39 | Awards
Issue Date: January 24, 2011

George A. Olah Award In Hydrocarbon Or Petroleum Chemistry

Sponsored by the George A. Olah Award Endowment
Department: ACS News

Lawrence T. Scott’s fascination with organic chemistry—along with more than 30 years of research on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons—resulted in the first direct synthesis of buckminsterfullerene (C60) and a new world for organic chemists.

In the 1990s, Scott developed a novel groundbreaking approach that cut from 17 to three the steps to synthesize corannulene (C20H10), a bowl-shaped hydrocarbon and a potential buckminsterfullerene building block. Today, colleagues say, Scott’s research is paving the way toward using larger . . .

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