The Organic Division congratulates Richard F. Heck, University of Delaware Emeritus Willis F. Harrington Professor, on winning the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry! Prof. Heck shares this prize with Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi from Purdue University and Prof. Akira Suzuki from Hokkaido University for decisive contributions to palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis. We are inspired by Prof. Heck’s impressive accomplishments and are honored to continue the strong tradition in developing metal-catalyzed methods at the University of Delaware. The far-reaching impact of Prof. Heck’s research is celebrated annually with the Heck Award and Lectureship, presented to researchers for their seminal contributions in organometallic and fundamental chemistry.
Organic Chemistry News
Danielle Shacklady-McAtee and Srimoyee Dasgupta paper in Organic Letters Details
Max, Mike and Andrew’s Total Synthesis of Hyacinthacine A2 is highlighted by Chemical Science Details
Hilary Kerchner Awarded 2011 GlaxoSmithKline Undergraduate Fellowship Details
Danielle Shacklady-McAtee Places First at POCC Poster Competition Details
Symposium for Dick Heck, co-chaired by JMF, is covered by C&E News Details
Andrew, Val and Olga’s work on enantioselective CH indole functionalization is highlighted as the cover SynForm story, and in SynFacts Details