Tolman Award

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The Tolman Medal is awarded each year by the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society (SCALACS) for outstanding contributions to chemistry which include contributions in areas of fundamental studies, chemical technology, and significant contributions to chemical education or outstanding leadership in science on a national level. To be eligible for the Medal, the recipient must have accomplished the majority of his or her work while resident in Southern California. [1]


The Medal is named for physicist and chemist Richard C. Tolman.



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  1. "SCALACS-Tolman Award". Southern California Section American Chemical Society. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. "2007 Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, UC Irvine". Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society. Retrieved 16 October 2018.