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Akira Suzuki (chemist)

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Akira Suzuki
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Suzuki in 2010
Born (1930-09-12) September 12, 1930 (age 88)
Mukawa, Hokkaidō, Japan
NationalityJapan
Alma materHokkaidō University
Known forSuzuki reaction
AwardsNobel Prize for Chemistry (2010)
Person of Cultural Merit (2010)
Order of Culture (2010)
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry
InstitutionsHokkaidō University
Purdue University
University of Wales
Okayama University of Science
Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts
InfluencesHerbert Charles Brown

Akira Suzuki (鈴木 章, Suzuki Akira, born September 12, 1930) is a Japanese chemist. He first published the Suzuki reaction, the organic reaction of an aryl- or vinyl-boronic acid with an aryl- or vinyl-halide catalyzed by a palladium(0) complex, in 1979.[1][2][3][4] He won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

References[change | change source]

  1. Miyaura, Norio; Yamada, Kinji; Suzuki, Akira (1979). "A new stereospecific cross-coupling by the palladium-catalyzed reaction of 1-alkenylboranes with 1-alkenyl or 1-alkynyl halides". Tetrahedron Letters 20 (36): 3437–3440. doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(01)95429-2. http://eprints.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/dspace/handle/2115/44006. 
  2. Miyaura, N.; Suzuki, A. Chem. Commun. 1979, 866.
  3. Suzuki, A. Pure Appl. Chem. 1991, 63, 419–422. (Review)
  4. Suzuki, A. J. Organometallic Chem. 1999, 576, 147–168. (Review)