Herbert C. Brown Distinguished
Professor of Chemistry
July 14, 1935
Institution and Location
Field of Study
University of Tokyo
University of Pennsylvania
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL
School or Company
to H.C. Brown
Brown Distinguished Professor
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Fullbright-Smith-Mund Scholarship, 1960-1963; Harrison
Fellowship, 1962-1963; Citation, Marqui¡¯s
Who¡¯s Who in the East, 1979; Visiting Professor, University of
California, Santa Cruz, California, 1980; Citation, American Men
& Women in Science, 1982; Citation, Who¡¯s Who in Frontier
Science and Technology, 1982; Visiting Lectureship, sponsored by
Western Swiss Universities (7 invited lectures), 1983; Syntex
Distinguished Lecturer, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1985;
John E. Mahler Lecturer, University of Texas, Austin, 1986; John
S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1987; Visiting
Professor, University of Tokyo, January-June, 1987; 1987-88
National Science Council Lectureship, Taiwan, 1987; NSF Special
Creativity Extension Award, 1988-1990; Robert A. Welch
Foundation Lectureship, 1989; NATO Invited Lecturer, Ankara
University, Ankara, Turkey, 1991; Citation, American Men and
Women of Science, 1994; 1st Burroughs-Welcome
Visiting Professor, Duke University, Durham, 1994; Alan R. Day
Award (POCC), 1996; J. C. Karcher Lecturer, University of
Oklahoma, 1996; The Chemical Society of Japan Award, 1996; K.
Nakamoto Distinguished Lectureship, Marquette University, 1997;
Alexander von Humbolt Foundation, Senior Researcher Award,
1998-2001[University of Göttingen, June and July, 1998;
Technical University of Berlin, June and July, 1999; University
M¨¹nich, November and December, 2001]; the ACS Organometallic
Chemistry Award, 1998; Herbert N. McCoy Award, 1998; Herbert C.
Brown Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry, since July,
1999; Citation, Marqui¡¯s Who¡¯s Who in Science and Engineering, 5th
Ed., 2000-2001; Visiting Professor, National University of
Singapore, Singapore, June, 2000; Sir Edward Frankland Prize
Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2001; inclusion of the
Negishi Cross-Coupling in Merck Index, 13th Ed.,
2001; Marquis Who¡¯s Who in Science and Engineering, 6th
Ed., 2002¨C2003; Weissberger-Williams Lectureship Eastman Kodak,
Rochester, New York, 2002; Consultant to President of Hokkaido
University, Japan, October 1-31, 2002; Sigma Xi Award, Purdue
University, 2003; Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division
Award (Chemistry), Association of American Publishers, 2003;
Merck Frosst Award Lectureship, University of Waterloo, 2004;
Marqui¡¯s Who¡¯s Who in America, 2005; Marqui¡¯s Who¡¯s Who in the
World, 2005; Roche Distinguished Lectureship, Colorado State
University, Fort Collins, CO, 2005; Merck-Frosst Award Lecturer,
University of Montreal, 2006; Merck-Frosst Award Lecturer,
University of California, Irvine, 2006; Yamada-Koga Prize
(Japan), 2007; Gold Medal of Charles University, Prague, Czech
PLENARY AND INVITED LECTURES IN
MEETINGS AND SYMPOSIA:
ACS National Meeting (Centennial Meeting), New York, 1976
(Invited); NSF Organic Synthesis Workshop, 1976 (Invited);
Gordon Research Conference on Organic Reactions and Processes,
1978 (Plenary); 177th ACS Meeting, Honolulu, 1979
(Invited); RSC Residential School, Swansea, UK, 1980 (Plenary);
RSC International Symposium, Swansea, UK, 1980 (Plenary); 1st
IUPAC-OMCOS Symposium, Fort Collins, 1981, (Plenary); ACS Senior
Technical Meeting, San Juan, 1981 (Plenary); 183rd
ACS National Meeting, Las Vegas, 1982 (Invited); 4th
IUPAC Conference on Organic Synthesis, Tokyo, 1982 (Invited);
Post-ICOS-IV Kyoto Symposium, Kyoto, 1982 (Invited);
International Symposium on Heteroatoms for Organic Synthesis,
Montreal, 1983 (Plenary); Japan Chemical Society Fall Meeting,
Sapporo, 1983 (Plenary); RSC Residential School, Swansea, UK,
1984 (Plenary); Gordon Research Conference on Organic Reactions
and Processes, New Hampton, 1984 (Plenary); 2nd
National Main Group Chemistry Workshop, Asilomar, 1984
(Invited); 11th Conference of the Organic Reactions
Catalysis Society, Savannah, 1986 (Plenary); 10th NSF
Organometallic Workshop, Austin, 1986 (Invited);192nd
ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, 1986 (Invited); RSC Residential
School, Brighton, UK, 1988 (Plenary); Royal Swedish Academy of
Sciences Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, 1989 (Plenary);
International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies,
Honolulu, 1989 (Invited); XIVth Senior Technical Meeting, Puerto
Rico, 1990 (Plenary); 6th IUPAC-OMCOS-6, Utrecht,
1991 (Invited); OMCOS-6 Satellite Meeting, Zeist, Netherlands,
1991 (Plenary); 2nd International Symposium on
Transition Metals in Organic Synthesis (RSC), Bristol, UK, 1992
(Plenary); 205th ACS National Meeting, Denver, 1993
(Invited); 66th National Meeting of the Chemical
Society of Japan, Takarazuka, Japan, 1993 (Plenary);
Workshop-INEOS-94, Moscow-St. Petersburg, Russia, 1994
(Invited); XIX Summer School, Gargniano, Italy, 1994 (Plenary);
50th Okazaki Conference, Okazaki, Japan, 1994
(Plenary); Autumn Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry,
Glasgow, UK, 1994 (Plenary); RSC International Symposium, Leeds,
UK, 1994 (Plenary); Pre-OMCOS-8, Davis, 1995 (Plenary);
International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies,
Honolulu, 1995 (Invited); 72nd National Meeting of
Chemical Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 1997 (Invited); 213th
ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, 1997 (Invited); 215th
ACS National Meeting, Dallas, 1998 (Invited); 13th
French-Japanese Symposium on Medicinal and Fine Chemistry,
Hayama, Japan, 1998 (Plenary); 4th Proctor and Gamble
Organic Colloquium, Cincinnati, 1998 (Plenary); Herbert Newby
McCoy Distinguished Lecture, Purdue University, 1998; Post
OMCOS-10, Paris, France, 1999 (Plenary) 217th
National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans,
1999 (Invited); International Symposium on Novel Transformation
of Materials for Next Generation, Hokkaido, Japan, 2000
(Plenary); 8th International Kyoto Conference on New
Aspects of Organic Chemistry (IKCOC-8); Kyoto, Japan, 2000
(Invited); 19th IUPAC International Conference on
Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC XIX), Shanghai, China, 2000
(Invited); Symposium Inaugurating the Herbert C. Brown
Distinguished Professorship, Purdue University, 2000 (Invited);
15th W. S. Johnson Symposium, Stanford University,
Stanford, California, 2000 (Invited); ACS Midwest Regional
Meeting Symposium on Organometallics in Organic Synthesis, St.
Louis, 2000 (Invited); Pacifichem 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2000
(Invited); 37th National Organic Symposium, Bozeman,
Montana, 2001 (Plenary); 11th IUPAC¨COMCOS (Organometallic
Chemistry Directed towards Organic Synthesis), Taipei, Taiwan,
2001 (Invited); Post OMCOS¨C11 Kyoto Symposium on Palladium- and
Nickel ¨C Catalyzed Cross-Coupling, Kyoto, Japan, 2001 (Plenary);
Sir E. Frankland Award Symposium, Royal Soc. Chem., London, UK,
2001 (Plenary Award Lecture); 224th American Chemical
Society National Meeting Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, 2002
(Invited); 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA,
2004 (Co-organizer of Half-a-Century of Organozirconium
Chemistry Symposium and an Invited Lecturer); 7th
International Symposium on Carbanion Chemistry, Alicante, Spain,
2004 (Plenary Lecturer); First International Forum on Homogenous
Catalysis, Hanzhou, China, 2004 (Plenary Lecturer); 6th
Winter Conference on Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry,
Steamboat Springs, CO, 2005 (Plenary Lecturer); 16th
Annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium, Scripps Research Inst.
La Jolla, CA, 2005 (Pfizer Lecturer); 229th ACS
National Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2005 (Invited Lecturer); Stony
Brook Symposium, Stony Brook, NY, 2005 (Plenary Lecturer); CRC-Tech.
Univ. Aachen International Symposium on Cross-Coupling, Aachen,
Germany, 2005 (Plenary Lecturer); International Chemical
Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, HI 2005 (Two
Invited Lectures); Symposium Honoring Professor S. Ikygami¡¯s
Retirement (attendance 250), Tokyo, Japan 2006 (Plenary
Lecturer); CRC International Symposium on Cross-Coupling at
Purdue University, 2006 (Plenary Lecturer); Joint International
Symposium of the Chinese Organic and Inorganic Chemical Society
(ISCOC-9/ISCIC-6), Singapore, 2006 (Plenary Lecturer);
University of California, Irvine-Merck Symposium 2006 (one of
four Invited Lectures)
Ca. 20 per
year (21other invited lectures in 2006)
over 400 including patents and chemistry-related miscellaneous
See Lists of Publications
OUTSIDE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Chemical Society, 1979-present.
Association for the Advancement of Science, 1975-80, 1992-94.
Chemical Society, 1985-present.
Committee Membership, Editor, etc.
NIH Medicinal Chemistry Study Section, 1986-1990.
Member NIH Medicinal Chemistry Study Section, 1980, 1985, 1994.
ACS, Purdue Section, 1986.
IUPAC-OMCOS International Scientific Committee Member, 1993- .
Editor, Tetrahedron Symposium-in-print, 1995.
Co-Chairman, Pre-OMCOS-8 Symposium, 1995.
Co-Chairman, OMCOS-8, 1995.
Editor with Yoshinori Yamamoto, J. Organomet. Chem.
Special Issue, 1998.
Advisory Board Member, Organometallics, 1999-2001.
editor with Kohei Tamao, J. Organomet. Chem. Special
Handbook of Organopaladium Chemistry for Organic Synthesis, 2
Interscience, New York, 2002, 3279 pp.
& Co., Basel, Switzerland, 1983-2002.
Takasago, Japan, 1991-2003.