ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of lnorganic Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize individuals who advanced inorganic chemistry by significant service in addition to performance of outstanding research.

Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: A nominee must have demonstrated extensive contributions to the advancement of inorganic chemistry. Activities recognized by the award may include such fields as teaching, writing, research, and administration. The nominee must be an ACS member. 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: Strem Chemicals, Inc. assumed sponsorship of the award in 1998. Mallinckrodt, Inc. supported the award from 1965 to 1997. The award, established in 1963, was supported by funds provided by anonymous donors for the first two years.

Contact Information

Awards Office

American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008


2017 William B. Tolman

2016 Vincent L. Pecoraro

2015 Kim R. Dunbar

2014 T. Don Tilley

2013 Peter C. Ford

2012 Arnold L. Rheingold

2011 Charles P. Casey

2010 Richard D. Adams

2009 Alan H. Cowley

2008 Tobin J. Marks

2007 Robert J. Angelici

2006 Edward I. Solomon

2005 Thomas G. Spiro

2004 James H. Espenson

2003 Richard Eisenberg

2002 Thomas J. Meyer

2001 John P. Fackler, Jr.

2000 John D. Corbett

1999 Malcolm H. Chisholm

1998 Herbert D. Kaesz

1997 John E. Bercaw

1996 Dale W. Margerum

1995 Marcetta Y. Darensbourg

1994 Stephen J. Lippard

1993 Theodore L. Brown

1992 James A. Ibers

1991 James P. Collman

1990 Richard H. Holm

1989 Neil Bartlett

1988 M. Frederick Hawthorne

1987 Duward F. Shriver

1986 Jack Lewis

1985 Jack Halpren

1984 Harry B. Gray

1983 Norman Sutin

1982 Arthur W. Adamson

1981 Dietmar Seyferth

1980 Arthur E. Martell

1979 Earl L. Muetterties

1978 Harry J. Em√Čleus

1977 James L. Hoard

1976 Daryle H. Busch

1975 Fred Basolo

1974 F. Albert Cotton

1973 Ronald J. Gillespie

1972 John C. Bailar, Jr.

1971 Joseph Chatt

1970 Ralph G. Pearson

1969 Anton B. Burg

1968 William N. Lipscomb, Jr.

1967 Henry Taube

1966 George H. Cady

1965 Robert W. Parry

2016 recipient Vincent L. Pecoraro (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative, Peter Chu (right), and Donna L. Nelson, ACS President (left).