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Obituaries

Obituary: Teruaki Mukaiyama

by Linda Wang
May 4, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 18

 

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Credit: Courtesy of Taketo Mukaiyama

Teruaki Mukaiyama, 91, died on Nov. 17, 2018, in Tokyo.

“Professor Mukaiyama is best known for developing the Mukaiyama aldol addition. He also achieved a total synthesis of Taxol. He won numerous awards, including the American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry in 2006. He devoted his life to research in organic synthesis, and he asked a similar attitude of his students. Apart from research, he was very supportive and generous toward them. This was how he nurtured 54 professors in academia. All of them loved him from the bottom of their hearts.”—Masahiro Murakami, former student

Most recent title: Research adviser, Tokyo Chemical Industry

Education: BSc, synthetic organic chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1948; PhD, synthetic organic chemistry, University of Tokyo, 1957; honorary degree, synthetic organic chemistry, Technical University of Munich, 1976

Survivors: Son, Taketo Mukaiyama

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