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September 10, 2012
Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemistry 2012
Professor Paul Knochel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany) is to receive this year′s Gold Nagoya Medal. This prize is awarded every year to an organic chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field in its broadest sense. At the award lectures to be held on November 8th, 2012 at Nagoya University in Japan, Knochel will present lectures on ″Lewis Acid Triggered Reactions of Organometallics″ and ″Recent Advances in Cross-Couplings″. Knochel′s research group explores the development of novel organometallic reagents and methods for use in organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, and natural product synthesis. His most recent publication outlines organozinc reagents for Negishi cross-coupling reactions. He serves on the Editorial Board of ChemPlusChem.