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Citations for Chemical Breakthrough Awards

2022 Awardees

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Scientists/Inventors Breakthrough Publication
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Location of Award
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August Kekulé “Sur la constitution des substances aromatiques,” Bulletin de la Société Chimique de Paris
1865, 3, 98 - 110.
Ghent University
Joseph-Achille Le Bel “Sur les relations qui existent entre les formules atomiques des corps organiques et le pouvoir rotatoire de leurs dissolutions,” Bulletin de la Société Chimique 1874, 22, 337 - 347. Médecine de l'Université Paris-Cité*
Wendell M. Latimer and Worth H. Rodebush “Polarity and Ionization from the Standpoint of the Lewis Theory of Valence,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1920, 42, 1419 - 1433. University of California, Berkeley
Robert L. Letsinger and V. Mahadevan “Stepwise Synthesis of Oligodeoxyribonucleotides on an Insoluble Polymer Support,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1966, 88, 5319 - 5324. Northwestern University
Hideki Shirakawa, Edwin J. Louis, Alan G. MacDiarmid, Chwan K. Chiang, and Alan J. Heeger “Synthesis of Electrically Conducting Organic Polymers: Halogen Derivatives of Polyacetylene (CH)x,” J. Chem. Soc., Chemical Communications 1977, 578 - 580. University of Pennsylvania

*A recipient for the award plaque was not located and thus an award plaque was never manufactured. A draft of that plaque, however, was designed.