Stockholm: Two researchers have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing new chemicals that could help make the field greener.
German researcher Benjamin Liszt and American researcher David Macmillan will share the prize money of $ 11.4 million ($ 8.2 million). The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a press release that the award was given for developing “asymmetric organocatalysts”.
The academy believes that their discovery will have a major impact on the field of medicine, as well as greening chemistry. It was the invention of the new century that led both of them to develop a new chemical catalyst. Soon the field of chemistry developed following a new discovery.
The world has witnessed the enabling of many chemical reactions that were considered impossible. Organocatalysts helped to develop new pharmaceutical products and molecules that help solar cells absorb more energy from sunlight.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1968, Liszt holds a Ph.D. from the University of Goethe. Completed. Max is currently the Director of the Planck Institute for Colonfarsing. Born in Bellshill, UK in 1968, Macmillan holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Taken. He is a professor at Princeton University.