A coup for coupling.

  title={A coup for coupling.},
  journal={Nature materials},
  volume={10 5},
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Nature materials
If you want to win a Nobel Prize for Chemistry, find a good way to join together carbon atoms. That could be interpreted as the take-home message of last year’s award to Richard Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki. These names have, to even the cursory student of the chemical literature, taken on the depersonalized authority of Grignard, Diels and Alder in being no longer associated with real people, but simply with standard ways of making organic molecules. Similar to those illustrious…