The Arfvedson Schlenk Award is awarded to scientists for outstanding work in the field of lithium chemistry. In 1997 the prize was set up by Chemetall, Frankfurt am Main together with the GDCh. This was followed by sponsor Rockwood Lithium, which became Albermarle Germany GmbH, which now sponsors the award.
The Arfvedson Schlenk Award commemorates two outstanding researchers in the field of lithium chemistry: Johan August Arfvedson (1792 - 1841) discovered lithium in the mineral petalite for the first time in 1817. Lithium attained important scientific and industrial importance. Wilhelm Schlenk (1879 - 1943) worked in the field of free radicals and organometallic compounds and produced the first lithium organyls.
Prof. Eva Hevia is the winner of the Arfvedson Schlenk Prize 2021. She received the award in recognition of her outstanding research work at the interface between inorganic, organic and green chemistry, which has set important milestones in polar organometallic chemistry. She has shown in a remarkable way that important organolithium reactions can take place in air and moisture, whereby volatile organic solvents can be replaced by alternatives. Furthermore, she developed cooperative bimetallic methods for the selective functionalization of aromatics and heterocycles, which enabled the detection of unknown organometallic intermediates. Her work points the way to a practical and sustainable future of polar organometallic chemistry.
Professor Martin Winter received the Arfvedson Schlenk Prize for his outstanding achievements in researching the structure, stability and kinetics of anodes for lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries as well as in all-round modeling
Anode and cathode interfaces. His contributions to understanding the lithium battery as an electrochemical system are fundamental, internationally leading and also of great practical importance.
|2021||Eva Hevia, Bern|
|2019||Martin Winter, Munster|
|2017||Jan Klett, Mainz|
|2015||Clare Grey, Cambridge/UK|
|2013||Robert E. Mulvey, Glasgow/UK|
|2011||Peter Bruce, St Andrews/UK|
|2009||Carsten Strohmann, Dortmund|
|2007||Hans J. Reich, Madison/USA|
|2005||Dietmar Stalke, Goettingen|
|2003||Victor Snieckus, Kingston/Canada|
|2001||Gernot Boche, Marburg|
|1999||Paul von Ragué Schleyer, Athens/Usa and Erlangen-Nuremberg|
The award is announced in coordination with Albemarle. Three to four members from the GDCh and two Albemarle employees are appointed to the selection committee.
dr Theresa Schmidt, Albemarle (Lead)
Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner, Ruhr University Bochum
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel, TU Dresden
Prof. Dr. Florian Kraus, Philipps University of Marburg
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Stalke, Georg-August University of Goettingen
dr Ulrich Wietelmann, Albemarle
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