Heroes of Chemistry

The Heroes of Chemistry is an award given annually by the American Chemical Society.[1] It highlights teams responsible for creation of innovative and impactful products based on chemistry and chemical engineering and is intended to show how human welfare is improved by industrial chemical scientists and their companies.

Heroes of Chemistry
Awarded forrecognizes teams responsible for the development of innovative, impactful products based on chemistry
Sponsored byAmerican Chemical Society
Date1996 (1996)
Presented byAmerican Chemical Society

The Heroes of Chemistry was first awarded in 1996. Multiple awards are given yearly. The award has recognized products from a variety of companies and a variety of fields. Winners include pharmaceuticals,[2] agricultural chemicals,[3] zeolites,[4] chemical processes,[5] and polymers.[6] The award has evolved over time. In early years, many individuals were named based on a body of work. More recently, the award has been granted to development teams responsible for commercialized products.

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  1. ^ "Recognizing our Heroes of Chemistry - American Chemical Society". Acs.org. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  2. ^ "Press release: New Heroes of Chemistry invented medicines that help millions of people - American Chemical Society". American Chemical Society. August 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "Press Release: DuPont Scientists Receive "Heroes of Chemistry" Honor". DuPont via PRWeb. September 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Sherman, John D. (1999-03-30). "Synthetic zeolites and other microporous oxide molecular sieves". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 96 (7): 3471–3478. Bibcode:1999PNAS...96.3471S. doi:10.1073/pnas.96.7.3471. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 34289. PMID 10097059.
  5. ^ "Press release: Receipt of 2014 Heroes of Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society". Asahi-Kasei. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  6. ^ "Press release: 'Heroes of Chemistry' developed products that improve health, homes and automobiles - American Chemical Society". American Chemical Society. June 29, 2015.

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