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Citations for Chemical Breakthrough Awards

2021 Awardees

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Scientists/Inventors Breakthrough Publication
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Location of Award
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J. Willard Gibbs “On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances,”
Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences
1876, 3, 108 - 248; 1878, 3, 343 - 524.
Yale University
Kenichi Fukui, Teijiro Yonezawa,
and Haruo Shingu
“A Molecular Orbital Theory of Reactivity in Aromatic Hydrocarbons,”
J. Chem. Physics 1952, 20, 722 - 725.
Kyoto University *
R. Noyori, T. Ohkuma, M. Kitamura,
H. Takaya, N. Sayo, H. Kumobayashi, and S. Akutagawa
“Asymmetric Hydrogenation of β-Keto Carboxylic Esters.
A Practical, Purely Chemical Access to β-Hydroxy Esters
in High Enantiomeric Purity,”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1987, 109(10), 5856 - 5858.
Nagoya University
Institute for Molecular Science, Myodaiji, Okazaki, Japan
Takasago International Corporation

* Plaque presented to the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, with a duplicate plaque sent to the the Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto University.