2012-04-24: Tolman Award Dinner honoring Prof. Karl Christe

Tolman Award Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The USC University Club
645 West Exposition Boulevard
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1161

“Never Say No to a Challenge-
a Lifelong Pursuit of Impossible Chemistry”
Karl O. Christe,
2011 Tolman Award Recipient

Research Professor, Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute,
University of Southern California

Check-in and hosted reception: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:45 pm
Presentation: 7:45 pm

The Award: The Richard C. Tolman Medal is awarded each year by the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to chemistry in Southern California. The Tolman Medal recognizes broad accomplishments in chemistry rather than a single fundamental discovery. These contributions may be of several kinds, including seminal research of widely regarded influence, achievements of broad impact in chemical technology, significant contributions to chemical education, and outstanding leadership in science on a national level. To be eligible for the Medal, the recipient must have accomplished a major portion of his or her work while a resident of Southern California.

Abstract: Topics include the syntheses of the tetrafluoroammonium and hexafluoro-chlorine(VII) cations, and of chlorine trifluoridedioxide, the chemical synthesis of elemental fluorine, the synthesis of pentagonal-planar AX5 species, polynitrogen and polyazide chemistry, oxygen balanced ionic-liquid liquid monopropellants, green replacements for ammonium perchlorate, and quantitative scales for oxidizer strength and Lewis acidity. It is shown that chemistry not only can be fun but many lessons besides chemistry can be learned.

Cost: There is a choice of entrée of Filet Mignon or Chilean Sea Bass. The cost is $35 including salad, dessert, tax, tip and wine (cash or check at the door).

Reservations: Please call Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at (310) 327 – 1216 or email office@scalacs.org by Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Note: Please honor your reservation. If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be liable for the cost of the dinner.

Directions: The University Club is located on the USC campus at the corner of Exposition Blvd. and Figueroa Street. Please go to http://universityclub.usc.edu/html/content.cfm?CID=68 for driving directions and parking information. Please note that there is an $8 fee to park in the university parking lots.