Presented November 11, 2000
The St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to recognize the positive impact on the everyday life of a practitioner of chemistry by awarding the Salute to Excellence award to Dr. Lincoln I. Diuguid. After receiving his BS from West Virginia State College in 1938, he went to Cornell University and received his MS in organic chemistry in 1938, and a PhD in organic chemistry in 1945.
His research interests have taken him from the chemical process of reacting aviation fuel with formaldehyde to yield unsaturated C-9 alcohols that are later used to make dinonyl phthalates, to making a unique form of glass from the reprocessing of materials used in the manufacturing of beer, to identifying the chemical compound in antifreeze (benzothiazole) that causes corrosion of copper pipes in baseboard heaters. In the early 1970’s, Dr Diuguid’s research interest centered on his developing a method to determine the level of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3) in serum. He continues to pursue his research interests at his company, DuGood Chemicals, Inc, at 1215 South Jefferson Ave.
In 1997, he presented a talk on Potential Anticancer Derivatives of Benzothiazole, Pyridine, Piperdine and Satonic Acid at the Midwest Regional Meeting, Tantara, Osage Beach, MO.