The Alfred Stock Memorial Prize is awarded by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) every two years for experimental work in the area of inorganic chemistry. Werner Uhl, University of Münster, Germany, has been awarded the 2012 prize. Uhl was presented with the prize at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Wöhler Association held in Göttingen, Germany, on September 26–28, 2012, where he delivered a prize lecture.
Werner Uhl studied at the University of Karlsruhe, where he obtained his Ph.D., supervised by Gerd Becker, in 1980. From 1981–1982, he worked at NUKEM GmbH, Alzenau, Germany, and in 1983, he moved to the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he completed his habilitation in 1989 and was lecturer from 1990–1992. He was appointed professor at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, in 1992, moved to the University of Marburg, Germany, in 1999. He joined the University of Münster, Germany, in 2004.
Uhl´s research interests are in the organoelement chemistry of Group 3 elements from aluminum to indium, including, most recently, their use as frustrated Lewis pairs. Uhl is also on the Editorial Board of the Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie.
- A Phosphorus/Aluminum-Based Frustrated Lewis Pair as an Ion Pair Receptor: Alkali Metal Hydride Adducts and Phase-Transfer Catalysis,
Christian Appelt, J. Chris Slootweg, Koop Lammertsma, Werner Uhl,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51(24), 5911–5914.