Molecule builders win Nobel chemistry prize

By Andy Rice 6 October 2010

Professors Richard Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki were awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry on Tuesday morning. The three scientists were granted the prize for "palladium-catalysed cross couplings in organic synthesis", or in layman's language, developing new ways of linking carbon atoms together. After the Nobel physics prize went to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov on Tuesday for isolating the graphene, it seems carbon is the in element at this year's awards.  Read more: BBC News


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