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(Hindustan Times)   Chemistry laureate Barry Sharpless wins second Nobel Prize. You might say he's actually pretty darn sharp   ( divider line
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2022-10-05 10:02:58 AM  
Details on the prize or it didn't happen.
2022-10-05 10:07:01 AM  
Yeah yeah yeah, two Nobels, but can he play the drums?

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2022-10-05 11:27:54 AM  

ProfessorTomoe: Details on the prize or it didn't happen.

If you mean the value, 10 million kronor. If you're asking what he and his colleagues won for, it's bioorthogonal chemistry and "click chemistry" - in simple terms, they found a way to simplify chemical building to actions along the lines of just popping legos together. Practical application on this is wide-reaching and it's a Nobel-worthy achievement.
2022-10-05 3:18:46 PM  
Used click chemistry in the past, super easy and always has good yields. Glad they gave it a catchy name because "copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition" doesn't really roll off the tongue.
2022-10-05 3:19:56 PM  
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He runs a hell of a diner too.

/early to rise...early to bed
2022-10-05 8:01:06 PM  
He was the one of the speakers at the grand opening of the catalysis centre at my grad school alma mater.  I remember absolutely nothing about it apart from the faculty member thanking him for breaking the champagne bottle over our bows.

/Or maybe she was talking about Schrock.  It's been a few years.
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