Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Yay Palladium

Palladium now becomes the most famous metal and element in Japan, and takes over GFPs as the most commonly known advanced science in the country as well.
"The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010 was awarded jointly to Richard F. Heck, Eiichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki 'for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis'."

That's cool--I definitely studied this in school and I'm working with GFPs in lab now, so I'm really beginning to understand the basis for awarding the Nobel Prizes. But, as Gerald says: poor Sonogashira.

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