Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Lectures in Chemistry 2001-2005


Edited by Per Ahlberg (Göteborg University, Sweden)

Below is a list of the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry during the period 2001-2005 with a description of the work with the Nobel Prize:

(2001) William S Knowles, Ryoji Noyori – for their work on chirally catalyzed hydrogenation reactions and K Barry Sharpless – for his work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions;

(2002) John B Fenn, Koichi Tanaka – for their development of soft desorption ionization methods for mass spectrometric analyses of biological macromolecules and Kurt Wüthrich – for his development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for determining the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules in solution;

(2003) Peter Agre – for the discovery of water channels and Roderick MacKinnon – for structural and mechanistic studies of ion channels;

(2004) Aaron Ciechanover, Avram Hershko and Irwin Rose – for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation;

(2005) Yves Chauvin, Robert H Grubbs and Richard R Schrock – for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis.

492 pp
Pub. date: July 2008
ISBN 981-279-444-4 (hardcover)
ISBN 981-279-445-X (paperback)

World Scientific Publishing Company 


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