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ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry

Sponsor: Arkema  

Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of the chemistry of fluorine.

Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The award is presented in odd-numbered years at the Biennial Winter Fluorine Conference. The award is presented in even-numbered years during an ACS national meeting at which the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry meets.

Eligibility: A nominee must have made an outstanding contribution or contributions to the field of fluorine chemistry. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

Deadline: November 1 (annual review).

Establishment & Support: Arkema began sponsorship in 2021. The Division of Fluorine Chemistry sponsored the award from 2017 to 2020. The Juhua Group Technology Center China sponsored the award in 2015 and 2016. Honeywell sponsored the award in 2005, 2007, and 2009-2014. SynQuest Laboratories Inc. sponsored the award in 2004 and 2006 and supported the award in 2008. Clariant LSM (Florida) Inc., formerly Lancaster Synthesis, Inc., sponsored the award from 1991 to 2003. The award was established in 1971 by PCR, Inc., and was administered by the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry until 1990.

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-4801
Phone: (202) 872-4575
Fax: (202) 776-8008


2021: Beate Koksch

2020: Robert G. Syvret

2019: Norio Shibata

2018: Erhard Kemnitz

2017: Antonio Togni

2016: Steven H. Strauss

2015: Véronique Gouverneur

2014: Teruo Umemoto

2013: Iwao Ojima

2012: David O'Hagan

2011: Alain Tressaud

2010: Russell P. Hughes

2009: Henry Selig

2008: Dennis P. Curran

2007: Kenji Uneyama

2006: Boris Žemva

2005: Shlomo Rozen

2004: Surya G.K. Prakash

2003: David A. Dixon

2002: David M. Lemal

2001: Leland C. Clark, Jr.

2000: William R. Dolbier, Jr.

1999: Herbert W. Roesky

1998: Gary J. Schrobilgen

1997: Richard J. Lagow

1996: Konrad Seppelt

1995: Paul R. Resnick

1994: Oskar Glemser

1993: Ronald E. Banks

1992: Neil Bartlett

1991: Richard D. Chambers

1990: J. Colin Tatlow

1989: Yoshiro Kobayashi

1988: Harry J. EmÉleus

1987: Carl G. Krespan

1986: Karl O. Christe

1985: David C. England

1984: Donald J. Burton

1983: Darryl D. DesMarteau

1982: William J. Middleton

1981: Ronald J. Gillespie

1980: John L. Margrave

1979: Wayne E. White

1978: Jean'ne M. Shreeve

1977: Charles B. Colburn

1976: Paul Tarrant

1975: Joseph D. Park

1974: William T. Miller

1973: Joseph H. Simons

1972: George H. Cady

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2019 recipient Norio Shibata (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative, David A. Dixon (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS