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October 31, 2020

Three professors share Nobel Prize in chemistry

The 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded yesterday to three professors for a tool to make carbon-carbon bonds in organic chemistry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced, CNN reported. The professors are Richard Heck of the University of Delaware, Ei-Ichi Negishi of Purdue University and Akira Suzuki of Hokkaido University. The tool the professors devised is called palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling, according to the committee. It has applications in a wide range of fields, from agriculture and pharmaceuticals to coatings for electronic components, like chips, the Nobel committee said.

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