2010 Nobel prize (Chemistry)

Animation, Chemistry

Sadly we didn’t win a Nobel Prize this year (fingers crossed for next year), but Heck, Negishi and Suzuki did, for “palladium-catalysed cross-couplings in organic synthesis”.  And we got to make animations showing off the Heck and Suzuki reactions for TV.  Which was some consolation to our bruised egos.

Heck Reaction:

Suzuki Reaction:

Both reactions use a palladium catalyst and halogen ligands to fuse together specific organic structures.  More info from NobelPrize.org.

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