Richard F. Heck
Richard Fred Heck
August 15, 1931
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||October 10, 2015 (aged 84)|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Known for||Heck reaction|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2010)|
|Institutions||University of Delaware|
Richard Fred Heck (August 15, 1931 – October 10, 2015) was an American chemist. He was known 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 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.
References[change | change source]
- Francisco, Rosemarie (2015-10-10). "Nobel laureate chemist Richard Heck, 84, dies in Manila". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
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