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Negishi in 2010

Ei-ichi Negishi (根岸 英一 Negishi Eiichi?, born July 14, 1935[1]) is a Japanese chemist. He is best known for his discovery of the Negishi coupling.[2] He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for palladium catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis" together with Richard F. Heck and Akira Suzuki.[3]


  1. Negishi's CV Archived 2010-10-24 at the Wayback Machine on its lab's website
  2. Anthony O. King, Nobuhisa Okukado and Ei-ichi Negishi (1977). "Highly general stereo-, regio-, and chemo-selective synthesis of terminal and internal conjugated enynes by the Pd-catalysed reaction of alkynylzinc reagents with alkenyl halides". Journal of the Chemical Society Chemical Communications (19): 683. doi:10.1039/C39770000683 . 
  3. Press release 6 October 2010. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 6 October 2010 .
This person won a Nobel Prize