COOKS, CHEMISTS PUSH TASTE BOUNDARIES
chefs and chemists make possible dishes
like this “deconstructed coffee.”
After walking hand-in-hand as partners for centuries, cook- ing and chemistry now are
sprinting ahead in a collaboration that
is producing new taste sensations and
unimaginable delights for the palate.
That’s the word from a renowned
expert on chemistry and cooking who
spoke at the ACS National meeting.
“Modernist or experimental cooking is the interface between the kitchen and the laboratory,” said Harold
McGee. “It is a partnership in which
chefs collaborate with chemists, food
See Cooks page 8
Preeminent scientist Peter J. Stang was a centerpiece as the 245th ACS National Meeting
and Exposition drew to a close in New Orleans. At the ACS booth, he signed copies of the
C&EN’s Sept. 8 issue—in which he is profiled as the awardee of the Priestley Medal and his
contributions as editor of the ACS flagship journal, JACS.
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HIGHEST ACS HONOR GOES
TO PIONEER OF ‘LEGO-LIKE’ MOLECULES
Peter J. Stang, distinguished professor of chem- istry at the University of Utah and editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society
(JACS), was named winner of the 2013 Priestley Medal by
the American Chemical Society. It is the highest honor
bestowed by the world’s largest scientific society.
Stang received the award and presented an address dur-
ing a banquet and ceremony that are part of the ACS’ 245th
National Meeting & Exposition. The ceremony also honored
recipients of other ACS national awards for their outstand-
ing contributions to chemistry.
The Priestley Medal recognizes Stang’s cutting-edge research that has had far-reaching implications
for many areas of science, including drug development
and more efficient ways to produce gasoline and
home heating oil. The annual award includes a gold
medallion designed to commemorate the work of
See Stang page 8