Nobel in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly just a few moments ago. The winners are:

Richard Heck – Univerity of Delaware

Ei’ichi Negishi –  Purdue University

Akira Suzuki – Hokaido University

The motivation of the Academy states that the prize was awarded for the  palladium catalyst cross coupling.

This is a tool to make carbon-carbon bonds. The finds are used to synthesize new organic compounds.