Arfvedson-Schlenk Award from Chemetall and GDCh goes to Dr. Snieckus

Date: 1 September 2003
Source: Chemetall
For the third time, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is rewarding outstanding lithium chemists with the Arfvedson-Schlenk Award sponsored by Chemetall GmbH.

This year's winner is Professor Dr. Victor Snieckus from Canada. The ceremony will take place on October, 7th, at the occasion of the GDCh annual meeting at Munich Technical University in the context of an Arfvedson-Schlenk symposium.
Snieckus is a preparative chemist. He impressed the members of the Arfvedson-Schlenk Award election committee with his fundamental contributions to the synthesis of lithium-organic compounds. His key interest is ortho-metallic uprating of aromates and heterocycles; he has been using this reaction for the efficient creation of natural substances and other biologically active compounds. The methods created by Snieckus are being used today in chemical laboratories worldwide.

Snieckus, born in Lithuania, passed part of his childhood in Germany during the Second World War. He earned his bachelor degree from Alberta University (1959), his master title from the University of California (Berkeley), and his doctorate from Oregon University. In 1966, he started working with the Waterloo University in Ontario, where he held the "Monsanto/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Chemical Synthesis and Biomolecule Design" from 1992 to 1998. 1998 he was appointed to the renowned Bader Chair in Organic Chemistry at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Snieckus has received numerous renowned awards and invitations to guest professorships and meetings on all the five continents.

As the world's leading lithium manufacturer, Chemetall sponsors the Arfvedson-Schlenk Award to acknowledge outstanding scientific and technical achievements in connection with this extremely versatile metal. The prize is awarded about every three years. Previous Award winners are Gernot Boche and Paul von Ragué-Schleyer.

600450 Arfvedson-Schlenk Award from Chemetall and GDCh goes to Dr. Snieckus
Date: 1 September 2003
Source: Chemetall

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