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Web Date: October 6, 2010

Palladium Couplings Get Chemistry Nobel

Awards: Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi, and Akira Suzuki win prize for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Nobel Prize, cross couplings, palladium

Nobel Laureates garner medals minted in gold, but it was work with another noble metal—palladium—that earned this year's Nobel Laureates in Chemistry the big prize. Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi, and Akira Suzuki were jointly awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis." Along with their medals, the three chemists will also share $1.5 million.

Palladium-catalyzed cross coupling reactions, in which the metal is used . . .

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