Standard Lithium Welcomes Nobel Laureate, Professor Karl Barry Sharpless to Its Scientific Advisory Council

Critical Minerals & Rare Earths, ESG & Cleantech

July 26, 2018 (Source) — Standard Lithium Ltd. (TSXV: SLL) (OTCQX: STLHF) (FRA: S5L) (“Standard Lithium” or the “Company”), is very pleased to announce the appointment of Nobel Laureate, Professor Barry Sharpless to the Company’s Scientific Advisory Council.

Dr. Andy Robinson, President and COO of Standard Lithium commented, “It is truly a distinct honour to welcome Professor Sharpless, a chemist of global significance, to our Scientific Advisory Council.

Professor Sharpless is the W. M. Keck professor of chemistry at Scripps Research, where he has been a faculty member since 1990. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2001 for his work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions. Since this landmark achievement, Prof. Sharpless has continued to be a luminary in the field, creating chemical tools that have been adopted by nearly every field of modern science. For his numerous contributions, the American Chemical Society (ACS) will award Professor Sharpless the 2019 Priestley Medal, the highest honor bestowed by ACS. His national and international awards include the inaugural Paul Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis, the King Faisal International Prize in Science, the Rhone Poulenc Medal, the Chemical Sciences Award of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Benjamin Franklin Medal and the Wolf Prize.

Standard Lithium CEO, Robert Mintak commented “I would like to thank Professors Jason Heiand Pierre Kennepohl of UBC for introducing Standard Lithium to Professor Sharpless. Knowing that the innovative and groundbreaking lithium processing work underway by Professors Hein, Kennepohl and our team is such that it piqued the interest of Professor Sharpless is extremely rewarding, and we are thrilled to welcome Professor Sharpless to our Scientific Council“.

About Standard Lithium Ltd.

The Company’s flagship project is located in southern Arkansas, where it is engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations utilizing the Company’s proprietary selective extraction technology. The Company is also pursuing the resource development of over 30,000 acres of separate brine leases located in southern Arkansas and approximately 45,000 acres of mineral leases located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino county, California.

Standard Lithium is listed on the TSX Venture under the trading symbol “SLL”; quoted on the OTCQX under the symbol “STLHF”; and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “S5L”. Please visit the Company’s website at

On behalf of the Board,

Standard Lithium Ltd.
Robert Mintak, CEO & Director

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