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2010 Nobel Prize Honors Three for Carbon Coupling Advances

11:40 AM MST | December 6, 2010 | —REBECCA COONS

three chemists will receive the 2010 Nobel Prize for chemistry for developing palladium-catalyzed cross coupling in organic synthesis, a breakthrough that vastly improved the ability to create complex carbon-based molecules. The winners, who will receive the honor December 10 in Stockholm, are Richard Heck, a retired professor from the University of Delaware (Newark); Ei-ichi Negishi, a chemistry professor at Purdue University (West Lafeyette, IN); and Akira Suzuki, professor at Kokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan). Suzuki: Pioneered the use of boron. Negishi...

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