Benjamin List, David MacMillan Win Award in Chemistry for 'New Way of Building Molecules'

Benjamin List, David MacMillan Win Award in Chemistry for ‘New Way of Building Molecules’

The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to German scientist Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute and Scotland-born scientist David W.C. MacMillan of Princeton University.

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They were cited for their work in developing a new way for building molecules known as “asymmetric organocatalysis.”

The winners were announced Wednesday by Goran Hansson, secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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