Three Harvard chemists received awards from the American Chemical Society last week at its annual national meeting in Detroit.
Konrad E. Bloch, Higgins Professor of Biochemistry, was given the $1000 Fritzsche Award for his work on the biosynthesis of cholesterol. Bloch shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for the same work.
The $1000 Award in Pure Chemistry was given to Dudley R. Herschbach, professor of Chemistry, for his measurements of the energy changes that occur when two different molecules collide to produce a third kind of molecule.
Eugone G. Rochow, professor of Chemistry, whose basic research on organosilicon compounds helped make possible the synthetic silicone industry, won the $1000 Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Organosilicon Chemistry.