Announcement from The Society of Sy
nthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan

Mukaiyama Award Administered by The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan

Mukaiyama Award was launched in 2005 by The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (SSOCJ), to celebrate the 77th birthday of Professor Teruaki Mukaiyama who received the Order of Culture in 1997 from Japanese government for his outstanding contributions to synthetic organic chemistry and to commemorate his election in 2004 to the National Academy of Science, USA, as a foreign associate.
The purpose of the award is to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to synthetic organic chemistry.
The award, which consists of $5,000, a medallion, and a certificate, is bestowed every year upon an individual of 45 years old or younger, who has made outstanding contrbutions to synthetic organic chemistry. The awardee, selected by the award committee, shall deliver an award lecture at the Summer Seminar of SSOCJ where the award will be presented.
The Winners of the Award for the award year 2006 are Professor Gregory C. Fu and Professor Michinori Suginome.

Fu's PhotoProfessor Gregory C. Fu, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Contributions: the development of new methods for carbon?carbon bond formation (e.g., cross-coupling reactions) and the design of new chiral catalysts for asymmetric synthesis:
Suginome's PhotoProfessor Michinori Suginome, Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan.
Contributions: the development of new methods for the catalytic synthesis of organoboron and organosilicon compounds (e.g., bis-silylation, silaboration and cyanoboration reactions) and of their utilization in organic synthesis
The members of the Mukaiyama Award Committee for the award year 2006 are as follows:
Kuniaki Tatsuta*
Tohru Fukuyama
Tamejiro Hiyama
Kunisuke Izawa
Tsutomu Katsuki
Koichi Narasaka
Keisuke Suzuki
*Chairman

 


Call for Nominations for the award year 2007
(Deadline September 1, 2006)

Any individual may submit only one nomination form which can be downloaded from the SSOCJ web site at http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/ssocj/. The pertinent documents are retained on file for three award years. The nominations deadline for the award year 2006 is September 1, 2005.
While submission of the nomination form by e-mail to support@ssocj.or.jp is preferred, submission by regular mail is also accepted.
Nomination Form

 

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