Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 to Benjamin List and Devid MacMillanBenjamin List and Devid MacMillan

STOCKHOLM: The Royal Swedish Academy of Science awarded the duo Benjamin List and Devid MacMillan Nobel Prize, “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.” They invented a tool which can bulid molecules. This distinguished award worth $ 1.15 million. “Organic catalysts can be used to drive multitudes of chemical reactions,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences stated. They also said, “Using these reactions, researchers can now more efficiently construct anything from new pharmaceuticals to molecules that can capture light in solar cells.”

Benjamin List was born in Frankfurt, Germany on 1968. His affiliation is Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. Devid Mailan was born in Bellshill, United Kingdom. Before getting Nobel, he already bagged Corday–Morgan Prize, Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2018). Royal Society of Chemistry has also acknowledged the importance of the invention.

Courtesy: Royal Society of Chemistry, Twitter

At the conference Benjamin asserts, “I always like to go to the extremes. Can we do things that were just impossible before?” Everything seems impossible before achieving. Be it aeroplane or the submarine. We need to admit that if we can dream we can make it reality.

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