Richard R. Schrock

Richard R. Schrock



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The Power of Applied Chemistry Seminar Series

Mo and W-Based Olefin Metathesis Catalysts are formed from Metallacyclopentanes

The naugural Power of Applied Chemistry seminar featuring Nobel Laureate Richard Schrock was held on Tuesday, April 25th at 3 p.m. in the Audion at STAR Tower.

Schrock, F.G. Keyes Professor Emeritus at MIT and Distinguished Professor and George K. Helmkamp Founder’s Chair of Chemistry at University of California, Riverside, shares the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for contributions to olefin Metathesis.


Richard R. Schrock is best known as the discoverer of alpha hydrogen abstraction reactions in high oxidation state metal alkyl complexes that yield “high oxidation state” alkylidene and alkylidyne complexes, and for synthesizing those that are active for olefin and alkyne metathesis, respectively. He has published more than 625 research papers and supervised over 200 Ph.D. students and postdocs.

Schrock has received numerous awards and medals, most notably sharing the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with R. H. Grubbs and Y. Chauvin for contributions to an organic synthesis technique known as olefin metathesis. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and is a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

The Power of Applied Chemistry Seminar Series, presented by Chemours and the University of Delaware, promotes the advancement of chemistry, materials and engineering education and research through academic and industry partnership.

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