Erich Clar

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Erich Clar (August 23, 1902 – March 27, 1987) was an organic chemist who studied polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon chemistry. He is considered as the father of that field.[1] He was awarded the August Kekulé Medal by the Chemical Society of the GDR in 1965,[2] the highest award given by that society to foreign scientists,[3] and the first Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Research Award of the International Symposium on Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in 1987.[4]


  1. ^ "Dr. Erich (Eric) Clar". Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ "High award for Glasgow scientist". The Glasgow Herald. October 29, 1965. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. ^ "New titular professors at Glasgow". The Glasgow Herald. June 29, 1966. p. 5. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  4. ^ "ISPAC Awards". Retrieved 2014-01-20.