The Organic Reactions Catalysis Society seeks to advance practical applications
of catalysis for making organic compounds by fostering discussions, providing
opportunities for members to present their work, and facilitating dissemination
of scientific knowledge.
The Organic Reactions Catalysis Society held our 25th biennial meeting at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. More than 150 catalysis scientists from academia and industry met to discuss.
In 1992 the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) created the Murray Raney Award “for contributions in the use of sponge metal catalysts in organic synthesis”. The award is given out every two years at the annual ORCS conference.
The Paul N. Rylander Award of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) has been awarded a prize for Catalysis in Organic Chemistry since 1988. He is named after Paul N. Rylander , who was also the first prize-winner. The prize is endowed with 1000 dollars and is given annually (at the biennial conferences of the company).
At the biennial conference, the Paul N. Rylander award, established by ORCS in 1988, and the Murray Raney award, established by ORCS in 1992 and sponsored by Grace Davison, are presented to scientists who have made outstanding contributions in the field of catalysis as it applies to organic synthesis. The Russell Malz Award, also sponsored by ORCS is given to an individual for exceptional services to the Society.
SMITH, Ph.D., is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut and is also the author of the 5th and 6th editions of March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry, and volumes 6-12 of the Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods.
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