Eric R. Punzalan

Field of award: Chemistry

Year awarded: 1999

Division: Chemical Sciences


In recognition of his work on the chemistry of organolithiums leading to better understanding and appreciation of metal-halogen exchange reaction as synthetic tool. Dr. Punzalan’s work on the development of a general protocol for the preparation of primary alkyl lithiums generated appreciation of the ease and practical utility of procedure in the synthesis of this important class of organometallics.

Education: PhD (Chemistry) University of Connecticut 1994; BS (Chemistry) De La Salle University 1983