Penn Chemistry Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Ei-ichi Negishi, the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University, is one of 3 scholars to be awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Prof. Negishi, along with Richard F. Heck and Akira Suzuki, received the honor "for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis."

Prof. Negishi received his Ph.D. from Penn Chemistry in 1963 under the supervision of Prof. Allan R. Day. He is the seventh Penn Chemistry associated recipient of the Nobel Prize.

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