美国爱荷华州立大学化学系：John G. Verkade教授的研究小组
Novel Green Catalysts for Organic Reactions, Organometallic Self-Assembled Systems
John G. Verkade
John G. Verkade, professor, received the B.S. with high honors from the University of Illinois in 1956, the A.M. from Harvard in 1957, and the Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1960. He then joined the faculty at Iowa State University. In 1966 he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and in 1986 he was the recipient of the Mosher Award sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley, California, Section of the ACS. In 1994 he and one of his graduate students were national winners of the BF Goodrich Collegiate Team Inventors Award for work on their patented and now commercially available superbase catalysts (Aldrich). In 1995 he won an Iowa State University Award for Excellence in Research and in 1998 the title University Professor was conferred on him. He has served as chairman of the Editorial Board of Chemical and Engineering News, and currently he is an associate editor of Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon. In addition, he has served the ACS in many
capacities, for which, in 1984, he was awarded the ACS Council Award for outstanding service. From 1987 to 1994, he was an elected member of the ACS Board of Directors.
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Organic and organometallic syntheses done with these football shaped catalysts and superbases are currently the focus of a great deal of interest in the group. They are developing promising environmentally friendly catalytic commercial processes for converting soy and corn oil to biodegradable drying oils for inks, alkyd coatings, and polymers. They are also doing research on new catalysts for making biodegradable polymers for medical use, and novel reactive solvents for conversion of renewable biomass to useful chemicals.
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Summary by 杨宏伟 on 2003-08-01
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