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Division of the History of Chemistry

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Citations for Chemical Breakthrough Awards

2007 Awardees

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Scientists/Inventors Breakthrough Publication
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Location of Award
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and other materials related to the presentation.)
A. Werner Neuere Anschauungen auf dem Gebiete der Anorganischen Chemie
Vieweg, Braunschweig, 1905.
University of Zurich
H. C. Urey, F. G. Brickwedde, and G. M. Murphy “A Hydrogen Isotope of Mass 2,”
Phys. Rev.
1932, 39, 164-165.
Columbia University and
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
formerly National Bureau of Standards
D. H. R. Barton “The Conformation of the Steroid Nucelus,”
Experientia, 1950, 6, 316-320.
Harvard University *
Imperial College (Duplicate plaque)
J. D. Watson and F. H. Crick “Molecular Structure Of Nucleic Acids,
A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid,”

Nature, 1953, 171, 737-738.
Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
J. D. Roberts, H. E. Simmons, Jr., L. A. Carlsmith,
and C. W. Vaughn
“Rearrangement in the Reaction of Chlorobenzene-1-C14
with Potassium Amide,”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1953, 75, 3290-3291.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology**
P. C. Lauterbur “Image Formation by Local Interactions:
Examples Employing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance,”

Nature 1973, 242, 190-191.
Stony Brook University

* A duplicate plaque also hangs at Imperial College London.
** A duplicate plaque also hangs at the California Institute of Technology.