Ei-ichi Negishi

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Ei-ichi Negishi
Ei-ichi Negishi 3.jpg
Negishi in 2010
Born (1935-07-14) July 14, 1935 (age 79)
Hsinking, Manchukuo (now Changchun, China)
Residence United States
Nationality Japan
Institutions Teijin
Purdue University
Syracuse University
Hokkaido University
Alma mater University of Tokyo
University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisor Allan R. Day
Known for Negishi coupling
Influences Herbert Charles Brown
Notable awards Sir Edward Frankland Prize Lectureship (2000)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2010)
Person of Cultural Merit (2010)
Order of Culture (2010)

Ei-ichi Negishi (根岸 英一 Negishi Eiichi?, born July 14, 1935[1]) is a Japanese chemist who has spent most of his career at Purdue University in the United States. He is best known for his discovery of the Negishi coupling.[2] He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for palladium catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis" jointly with Richard F. Heck and Akira Suzuki.[3]

Negishi was born in Hsinking (新京), capital of Manchukuo, now Changchun in China, and raised in Seoul of Korea under Japanese rule. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1958, and did his internship at Teijin. He went on to study in the United States and obtained his PhD from University of Pennsylvania in 1963 under the supervision of professor Allan R. Day. In 1966, He became a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University, and became assistant professor in 1968, working with Nobel laureate Herbert C. Brown. In 1972, he went on to become associate professor at Syracuse University where, in 1979, he was promoted to professor. In the same year, he went back to Purdue University.

In 2000, he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's Sir Edward Frankland Prize Lectureship.[4]

In 2011, he was awarded the honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Negishi's CV on its lab's website
  2. ^ Anthony O. King, Nobuhisa Okukado and Ei-ichi Negishi (1977). "Highly general stereo-, regio-, and chemo-selective synthesis of terminal and internal conjugated enynes by the Pd-catalysed reaction of alkynylzinc reagents with alkenyl halides". Journal of the Chemical Society Chemical Communications (19): 683. doi:10.1039/C39770000683. 
  3. ^ Press release 6 October 2010. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 6 October 2010 .
  4. ^ "Professor Ei-ichi Negishi". J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1 (Royal Society of Chemistry) (9): 9–xii. 2001. doi:10.1039/b009326m. 
  5. ^ Penn's 2011 Honorary Degree Recipients