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Citations for Chemical Breakthrough Awards

2008 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.)
H. C. Brown and B. C. S. Rao “A New Technique for the Conversion of Olefins
into Organoboranes and Related Alcohols,”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1956, 78, 5694-5695.
Purdue University
T. Katsuki and K. B. Sharpless “The First Practical Method for Asymmetric Epoxidation,”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1980, 102, 5974-5976.
Stanford University *
G. Binnig and H. Rohrer “Scanning Tunneling Microscope,”
U.S. Patent 4,343,993 (10 August 1982),

assignors to International Business Machines Corporation.
IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
R. Adams (Senior Editor) First volume of Organic Reactions, John Wiley, 1942 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J. A. Osborn, F. M. Jardine, J. F. Young
and G. Wilkinson
“The preparation and properties of
tris(triphenylphosphine)halogeno-rhodium(I) and some
reactions thereof including catalytic homogeneous
hydrogenation of olefins and acetylenes and their derivatives”

J. Chem. Soc. (A) 1966, 1711-1732.
Imperial College London
C. M. Hall “Process of Reducing Aluminium by Electrolysis”
US Patent 400,766
(April 2, 1889)
Oberlin College and Oberlin Heritage Center
Norman Craig's Bulletin article on Hall's many aluminum patents

* A duplicate plaque hangs at Scripps Research Institute.