Richard Larock

Richard Larock

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry



  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 1972
  • University of California, 1967

Richard C. Larock, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1972, after completing his undergraduate training at the University of California, Davis, in 1967. Since his arrival at Iowa State, he has been a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a recipient of a DuPont Young Faculty Award, and a winner of two Merck Academic Development Awards, an Iowa Regent's Award for Faculty Excellence, the 2003 ACS Edward Leete Award, the 2004 Paul Rylander Award of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society, the 2004 ACS Arthur C. Cope Senior Scholar Award, and the 2009 ACS Award Midwest Region. He is the author of four books on organomercurials and synthetic organic methodology.