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Richard F. Heck Ph.D.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010
Nobel co-recipients Ei-ichi Negishizz, Akira Suzuki

Physical organic chemist. Palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction. Sole author - 7 consecutive papers. Heck reaction: important concept, tool for organic and medicinal chemists; fuorescence labeling of DNA bases - sequencing DNA/Genome. Thinner computer screens in future. "Great art in test tube."

Growing orchids in early teens lead to passion for chemistry.

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2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Announcement. 1:14

Richard F Heck - The Nobel Prize Lecture in Uppsala 2010. 10: 49

Swedish princess Victoria with Richard Heck, Nobel Prize dinner 2010. 0:35.

Richard Heck lecture Queens University September 2006. 58:57.

Richard Heck's Contribution to Science and the World, University of Delaware. This video is designed to serve as a resource to teachers, as they seek to inspire the next generation of world-changing scientists. 6:31.

Richard Heck

Richard Heck
Photo: Holger Motzkau/Wikimedia Commons

Name: Richard Fred Heck
Birth: 15 August 1931, Springfield, MA, USA
Death: 9 October 2015, Manila, Philippines
Institution: University of Delaware, USA
Award: "for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis"
Subject: Organic chemistry
Portion of cash: 1/3
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