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Honoring Akira Suzuki

Akira Suzuki Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010
Nobel Co recipients Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi

Organic chemist. Inventor of boron version of palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction. Investigated stereochemistry of hydroboration reaction. Suzuki reaction kept evolving. Became interested in organic chemistry after reading textbook.

"There were difficult and joyful periods. Memories of tough, trying experiences tend to fade with time. Now I think mainly about fun things."

Honoring Akira Suzuki

Suzuki reaction. Please scroll down that page.

Suzuki cross-coupling.

Suzuki
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Name: Akira Suzuki
Birth: 12 September 1930, Mukawa, Japan
Institution: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Award: "for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis"
Subject: organic chemistry Portion of cash: 1/3
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