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Citations for Chemical Breakthrough Awards

2015 Awardees

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Scientists/Inventors Breakthrough Publication
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Location of Award
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Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, Claude-Louis Berthollet, and Antoine-François de Fourcroy “Méthode de Nomenclature Chimique,” chez Cuchet (sous le Privilège de l'Académie des Nomenclature Chimique), Paris, France, 1787. Académie des sciences (Paris)
E. Frankland “On a New Series of Organic Bodies containing Metals,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 1852, 142, 417-444. The University of Manchester
Photographs of the award ceremony, including descendants of Edward Frankland
Symposium announcement from the University of Manchester
P. Curie, M. Curie, and G. Bémont “Sur une nouvelle substance fortement radioactive, contenue dans lapechblende,” Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1898 (26 December), vol. 127, pp. 1215-1217. ESPCI ParisTech (officially the école supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris; The City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution)
Photographs of the award ceremony and of the award plaque in its Parisian location
D. Crowfoot, C. W. Bunn, B. W. Rogers-Low, A. Turner Jones “The X-ray Crystallographic Investigation of the Structure of Penicillin,” in H.T. Clarke, J.R. Johnson, R. Robinson (editors), Chemistry of Penicillin, Princeton University Press, Chapter XI, pp. 310-366, 1949. Oxford University
H. W. Kroto, J. R. Heath, S. C. O'Brien, R. F. Curl, and R. E. Smalley “C60: Buckminsterfullerene,” Nature 1985, 318, 162-163. Rice University
Photographs of the award presentation and Bob Curl at the C60 display at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Press Release by Rice University