An American and Two Japanese Scientists won and share the Nobel Prize 2010 for Chemistry

By on Oct 6, 2010 in Science Comments

An American and two Japanese scientists won and share the Nobel Prize 2010 for Chemistry, as the Nobel Prize committee announced today.

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry this year was awarded to Professors Richard Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki for innovative ways of developing complex molecules and linking carbon atoms together.

The three scientists was said to be responsible for the development of palladium-catalyzed cross coupling, which has allowed to make medicines and better electronics.

It is a chemical tool that can increase the possibilities for chemists to create sophisticated chemicals such as carbon-based molecules as complex as those created by nature itself.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that along with this Filipina wife, Richard Hecklived in the Philippines after he retired from teaching in 1989.

This is the third announcement for the Nobel Prize 2010, and will also receive a prize of 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.50 million), just like the first two winners who were announced recently.

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both originally from Russia won the Nobel Prize 2010 for Physics on Tuesday.

On Monday, father of test-tube babies Robert Edwards won the Nobel Prize 2010 in Physiology or Medicine.

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