2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry to Speak at Colorado State University on Tuesday, Dec. 6

The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University will host one of the 2010 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Professor Ei-ichi Negishi from Purdue University, for a lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 in the Chemistry Building, Room A-101.

The event is free and open to the public.

Three scientists including Negishi shared the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2010 after developing a technique for assembling chains of carbon atoms to make novel drugs, agrochemicals and electronic coatings.

Negishi will talk about asymmetric C-C (C for carbon) bond-forming reactions using transition metals as catalysts – essentially new and commercially relevant ways to build up organic structures such as is used to manufacture drugs. He is the Boulder Scientific and Glaxo SmithKline Distinguished Lecturer as well as the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor in Organic Chemistry.