ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry Recipients

Congratulations to past recipients of the ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, which recognizes and encourages creative work in synthetic organic chemistry. 


  • 2021 - Jonathan A. Ellman
  • 2020 - Michael J. Krische
  • 2019 - M. Christina White
  • 2018 - Brian M. Stoltz
  • 2017 - Matthew S. Sigman
  • 2016 - Scott J. Miller
  • 2015 - F. Dean Toste
  • 2014 - Amir H. Hoveyda
  • 2013 - Erick M. Carreira
  • 2012 - Gregory C. Fu
  • 2011 - David W. C. MacMillan
  • 2010 - Ei-ichi Negishi
  • 2009 - Hisashi Yamamoto
  • 2008 -Masakatsu Shibasaki
  • 2007 - Steven V. Ley
  • 2006 - Stephen L. Buchwald
  • 2005 - Chi-Huey Wong
  • 2004 - Tohru Fukuyama
  • 2003 - Scott E. Denmark
  • 2002 - Andrew G. Myers
  • 2001 - Eric N. Jacobsen
  • 2000 - Dennis P. Curran
  • 1999 - Dale L. Boger
  • 1998 - Paul A. Wender
  • 1997 - Amos B. Smith, III
  • 1996 - Teruaki Mukaiyama
  • 1995 - Larry E. Overman
  • 1994 - Stuart L. Schreiber
  • 1993 - K. C. Nicolaou
  • 1992 - Dieter Seebach
  • 1991 - Paul A. Grieco
  • 1990 - Clayton H. Heathcock
  • 1989 - Sir Derek H. R. Barton
  • 1988 - Robert E. Ireland
  • 1987 - Harry Wasserman
  • 1986 - Samuel J. Danishefsky
  • 1985 - Albert I. Meyers
  • 1984 - Leo A. Paquette
  • 1983 - K. Barry Sharpless
  • 1982 - David A. Evans
  • 1981 - Barry M. Trost
  • 1980 - Yoshito Kishi
  • 1979 - George A. Olah
  • 1978 - Satoru Masamune
  • 1976 - Franz Sondheimer
  • 1975 - Herbert O. House
  • 1974 - Edward C. Taylor
  • 1973 - George H. Buchi
  • 1972 - Bruce Merrifield
  • 1971 - Elias J. Corey
  • 1970 - Eugene E. van Tamelen
  • 1969 - H. Gobind Khorana
  • 1968 - Theodore L. Cairns
  • 1967 - Gilbert J. Stork
  • 1966 - William von E. Doering
  • 1965 - Donald J. Cram
  • 1964 - Lewis H. Sarett
  • 1963 - Nelson J. Leonard
  • 1962 - Charles R. Hauser
  • 1961 - Melvin S. Newman
  • 1960 - Herbert C. Brown
  • 1959 - John C. Sheehan
  • 1958 - William S. Johnson
  • 1957 - Robert B. Woodward