F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry

Sponsor: The F. Albert Cotton Endowment Fund

Purpose: To recognize distinguished work in synthetic inorganic chemistry.

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.

Eligibility: The award recognizes outstanding synthetic accomplishment in the field of inorganic 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. Creativity and imagination will be especially valued.

Deadline: November 1 (annual review).

Establishment & Support: The award was established by the ACS Board of Directors in 2002. It is supported by the F. Albert Cotton Endowment Fund, which was funded by F. Albert Cotton.

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 Marinella Mazzanti

2020 Daniel J. Mindiola

2019: Jeffrey R. Long

2018: A. S. Borovik

2017: Pingyun Feng

2016: François P. Gabbaï

2015: Jaqueline L. Kiplinger

2014: Larry G. Sneddon

2013: Gregory H. Robinson

2012: Christopher A. Reed

2011: Alan L. Balch

2010: Lawrence F. Dahl

2009: Kenneth D. Karlin

2008: John D. Corbett

2007: Christopher C. Cummins

2006: Richard R. Schrock

2005: Philip P. Power

2004: John E. Ellis

Andrew S. Borovik (center)
2019 recipient Jeffrey R. Long (center) is presented his award by Barbara A. Sawrey, ACS Board of Directors (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS