Catalytic grant

Neal Mankad of the University of Illinois at Chicago is to receive a $100,000 from the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable to help pursue research into iron catalysts. He and his team will use the money of the next year or two to work on a bimetallic approach to iron-catalyzed coupling reactions for pharmaceutical syntheses. "As an academic scientist who does research of a fundamental nature almost exclusively, it is invaluable to me to direct those efforts towards areas of importance to industry," Mankad says.