This chemist tools, which the laureates developed independently in 1960 – and 1970’s, has made it possible to produce carbon-based molecules that are as complex as those you find in nature. The metal palladium are used as catalyst molecules in this way, cross-linked together to create new ones.
The method used by researchers worldwide, but can also inter alia be used to produce medicines. It is also used in the electronics industry. Sciences writes about so-called OLEDs, which consist of organic molecules that radiates light and used to produce super-thin displays. The palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling is one of the keys in the process.
In organic chemistry, humans have managed to build on nature’s chemistry by using carbon’s ability to create stable and useful molecules. It has given humanity new drugs and revolutionized the material development, such as plastics, “says Academy of Sciences.
It Has given humanity new drugs and revolutionized the materials development, Such As plastics, “says Academy of Sciences. A growing number of unwanted residues occurred. The palladium-catalyzed method solved the problem.
Academy of Sciences finds that the need for complex chemicals is steadily increasing. The need for new drugs to treat cancer, for example, or slow the deadly virus. But even in agriculture can benefit from this technology to protect crops. Academy writes that this year’s Nobel Prize “has improved the chemists’ ability to meet all these aspirations”.
Heck and Nigishi operating in the U.S., the University of Delaware and Indiana, while Suzuki is based in Sapporo, Japan. Heck and Nigishi operating in the U.S., the University of Delaware and Indiana, the while Suzuki is based in Sapporo, Japan.