György (George A.) Oláh

György (George A.) Oláh (1927-) was born in Budapest. He was educated at the Technical University of Budapest. Dr. Oláh left Hungary in 1956 soon after the failed uprising against Communist rule and moved to the United States.

In the field of modern organic chemistry his works overthrew the dogmas of the quattro chemical valency of carbon, opening new opportunities for the manufacture of hydrocarbons. Unleaded petrol is one of the most recognized. He was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry „for his contributions to carbocation chemistry”.

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