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The 2010 Nobel Prize of Chemistry laureate hosted by the IBMM

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In september 2007, the Max Mousseron Institute of Biomolecules (IBMM) welcomed Professor Ei-chi Negishi (Purdue University, West Lafayette Indiana, USA), laureate of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (together with Prof. A. Suzuki et R. F. Heck).

Specialist of palladium-catalyzed cross coupling reactions, in particular with organozinc compounds, Professor Negishi presented a seminar at the Université de Montpellier (in the frame of the Graduate School of Chemistry) dealing with another of his favorite investigation field, the development of new zirconium-catalyzed asymmetric reactions (ZACA reaction).
During his stay his Montpellier, Professeur Negishi enjoyed meeting with chemists from the Pôle Chimie Balard and with one of his former Ph. D. student, Frédéric Lamaty, currently Directeur de Recherche CNRS (IBMM, head of the Green Chemistry team).

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010 was awarded jointly to Richard F. Heck (University of Delaware, USA), Ei-ichi Negishi (Purdue University, USA) and Akira Suzuki (Hokkaido University, Japan) « for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis ».