Friday, 8 October 2010

Clever coupling catalysts lauded by chemistry Nobel

This was Nature’s headline to an article about the winners of the Nobel prize for Chemistry.

Last night I wrote that, having done my PhD in this field in the early 70’s, this prize could have been mine … if only …. but this post is not about my chemistry exploits.  Let me explain.

“Clever coupling catalysts” ? 

When I was at university I could have done with help in the coupling stakes far less clever coupling.  Come to think of it I’ve always had this need …. even now.

If only I can find out how to use use the palladium catalyst my life could enter a new and exciting phase.

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