Chemistry of the middle age

Oxford University's John Brown will be the recipient of the 2013 RSC Robert Robinson Award given by the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Organic Division. The award recognizes Brown's key contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms of organometallic catalysis, and the resulting practical applications through the introduction of new catalysts for organic synthesis. The Robert Robinson Award is for contributions to organic chemistry from a researcher over the age of 55.