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Ei-ichi NegishiEi-ichi Negishi

Ei-ichi Negishi, who earned his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963, is one of three scientists sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis.  Negishi is the H. C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University, grew  up  in Japan and received his bachelor's degree in 1958 from the University of Tokyo before coming to Penn in 1960.

Additional information is available at the Nobel Prize website, The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Penn's School of Arts and Sciences.

Originally published on October 6, 2010