Through the years, there have been countless contributions of women to chemistry. In this International Year of the Periodic Table, it is important to recognize the contributions that women have made in the field. Historically, most notable are the distinct roles that women have played in the development of the Periodic Table – Marie Curie (discovery of radium (Ra) and polonium (Po), received two Nobel Prizes for her work on radiation, and became the namesake of curium (Cm)); Berta Karlik (astatine (At)); Lise Meitner (isotope of protactinium (Pa), discovered nuclear fission, namesake of meitnerium (Mt); Ida Noddack (rhenium (Re); nominated three times for a Nobel Prize); Marguerite Perey (francium (Fr)).
In special issues of Pure and Applied Chemistry —February and April 2019– in celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table and the 100th anniversary of IUPAC, we recognize a number of the women who received the IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Award. They have provided short technical reviews for this special issue, or have provided career advice and insight for future scientists and engineering, or have provided examples of how they have navigated the many challenges and opportunities they have encountered in their own careers.
… link to PAC, keywords “Distinguished+Women+in+Chemistry+and+Chemical+Engineering”
In PAC, Feb 2019: Brimble | Separovic | Linse | Banci | Gimeno | Kohse-Höinghaus | Simon Sarkadi | Aida | Meyer | Ribes | Hering | Hargittai | Lerman