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Benjamin List, David MacMillan win 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The two scientists were cited for their work in developing a new way for building molecules, known as asymmetric organocatalysis, the prestigious Nobel Committee said.

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Stockholm: The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to German scientist Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute and Scotland-born scientist David W C MacMillan of Princeton University.

They were cited for their work in developing a new way for building molecules known as asymmetric organocatalysis. The winners were announced Wednesday by Goran Hansson, secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The Nobel panel said List and MacMillan in 2000 independently developed a new way of catalysis.

It’s already benefiting humankind greatly, Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, a member of the Nobel panel, said.


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