Volume 94 Issue 1 | p. 35 | Awards
Issue Date: January 4, 2016

Herbert C. Brown Award For Creative Research In Synthetic Methods: Alois Fürstner

Department: ACS News
Keywords: awards, 2016 ACS National Awards, people

Sponsor: Purdue Borane Research Fund and the Herbert C. Brown Award ­Endowment

Citation: For seminal contributions to methodology development in synthetic organic chemistry, especially in transition metal catalysis, and to step- and atom-economical syntheses of complex natural products.

Current position: director, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research

Education: B.S., carbohydrate chemistry, Ph.D., chemistry, Graz University of Technology

Fürstner on what gets him inspired: “Being a scientist is a privilege. It requires an analytical mindset but . . .

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