The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry of Japan honors Christina White by her selection as a 2016 Mukaiyama Award winner. The purpose of the award is to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to synthetic organic chemistry. She was cited for cracking the code for selective C-H reactivity and pioneering the late-stage C-H functionalization strategy by developing catalysts with differential sensitivities to C-H bond electronics, sterics, and stereoelectronics that enable predictable site-selective oxidations in complex molecules. She will present an award lecture at the Seminar on Synthetic Organic Chemistry and receive the Mukaiyama Award then.
This award is the latest in an accumulation of awards during her career. Most recently, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, awarded a Royal Society of Chemistry Merck Award, a Cope Scholar Award and a Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award.