Awards & Winners

Richard F. Heck

Date of Birth 15-August-1931
Place of Birth Springfield
(Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America, Area code 413)
Nationality United States of America, Philippines
Also know as Richard Heck
Profession Professor
Richard Fred Heck is an American chemist noted for the discovery and development of the Heck reaction, which uses palladium to catalyze organic chemical reactions that couple aryl halides with alkenes. Heck was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on October 6, 2010, with the Japanese chemists Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki, for their work in palladium-catalyzed coupling reactions in organic synthesis.

Awards by Richard F. Heck

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis)