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The Legacy of Ei-ichi Negishi : Eternal Optimism & Excellence

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This is the title of the article, published in the journal Chem, paying tribute to Prof. E. Negishi, 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (together with Prof. A. Suzuki and R. F. Heck) for pallado-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction, who died June 6, 2021 at the age of 85. The co-authors, including Frédéric Lamaty, Research Director at CNRS and head of the Green Chemistry and Enabling Technologies team at IBMM, have left France at some point, some of them temporarily, to continue their doctoral or post-doctoral training at Purdue University (West Lafayette Indiana, USA) in the laboratory of the future Nobel Prize awardee. The article summarizes the major scientific contributions of Ei-chi Negishi, while including some impressions and anecdotes from daily-life in the laboratory. In September 2007, IBMM hosted Professor Ei-chi Negishi who presented at the University of Montpellier, as part of the seminars of the Doctoral School of Chemical Sciences, his research work concerning the zirconium-catalyzed asymmetric carbo-alumination reaction (ZACA reaction).

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