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John F. Hartwig

John F. Hartwig

American chemist
John F. Hartwig
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American chemist
Is Chemist Professor Educator
From United States of America
Type Academia Science
Gender male
Birth 7 August 1964, Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Age 57 years
Star sign Leo
Princeton University
American Chemical Society Award in Organometallic Chemistry 2006
Joseph Chatt Award 2009
Sackler Prize for Chemistry 2007
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John F. Hartwig is the Henry Rapoport Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. His laboratory focuses on developing new methods for the preparation of a broad range of organic compounds. His explorations have illustrated the potential of the transition metal-catalyzed construction of important carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom linkages in a way that has elevated such transformations to strategy level reactions.

Hartwig is known for helping develop the Buchwald–Hartwig amination, a chemical reaction used in organic chemistry for the synthesis of carbon–nitrogen bonds via the palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling of amines with aryl halides. Here is an example of this reaction:

He also helped develop a technique for steric-directed C–H borylation of arenes. The versatility of this method is described in the following reaction scheme:

Hartwig received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1986, and earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990.


  • 1984: General Electric Research and Development, Schenectady, NY
  • 1985: Monsanto Japan Ltd., Kawachi, Japan
  • 1986-1989: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Graduate Student Instructor.
  • 1990 - 1992: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Associate.
  • 1992-1996: Yale University, New Haven, CT Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
  • 1996-1998: Yale University, New Haven, CT Associate Professor of Chemistry.
  • 1998-2004: Yale University, New Haven, CT Professor of Chemistry.
  • 2004-2006: Yale University, New Haven, CT Irénée duPont Professor of Chemistry
  • 2006-2011: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Kenneth L. Reinhart Jr. Professor of Chemistry.
  • 2011–present: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley Senior Faculty Scientist
  • 2011–present: University of California, Berkeley Henry Rapoport Professor of Chemistry.

Academy Memberships and Fellowships

  • 2015: Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012: Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • 2005: Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Major Awards

2019 Wolf Prize in Chemistry
2015 Willard Gibbs Award
2014 Janssen Pharmaceutical Prize
2013 Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods
2010 GlaxoSmithKline Scholars Award
2009 National Institutes of Health MERIT Award
2009 Edward Mack Jr. Memorial Award, Ohio State University
2009 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award, Japan
2009 Joseph Chatt Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2008 International Catalysis Award from the International Association of Catalysis Society
2008 Mukaiyama Award from the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
2008 Paul N. Rylander Award [de] of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society
2007 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences
2007 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Organic Synthesis
2006 ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry
2004 Thieme-IUPAC Prize in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
2003 Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award
1998 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
1997 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
1992 Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award


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