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04/22/13

Alois Fürstner receives Prix Jaubert of the University of Geneva

Alois Fürstner receives Prix Jaubert of the University of Geneva

Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner, Head of the Department for Organometallic Chemistry at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, was honored with the Prix Jaubert by the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Geneva (UNIGE).

This prize is awarded in the name of the Fondation Georges F. Jaubert every two years to former faculty members for their outstanding achievements in the field of chemistry.

George François Jaubert was a French chemist who lived from 1870 to 1950. He developed a method for synthesizing Sodium perborate which is used as whitener in many washing powders.

Prof. Alois Fürstner was Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Wolfgang Oppolzer’s group at Geneva from 1990 to 1991.

(Picture: Alois Fürstner with Alexandre Alexakis, UNIGE)