Nobel Prize 2021 For Chemistry

06 October 2021 Current Affairs:Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

♦ Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan won the Nobel Prize for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.
♦ These discoveries could help create new painkillers and allows us to understand how heat, cold and mechanical force initiate the nerve impulses.
♦ This might help with pharmaceutical research and making chemistry greener.
♦ The Nobel Prize for Chemistry was shared into equal parts for laureates.
♦ Catalysts are fundamental tools for chemists and researchers who long believed that there were,  just two types of catalysts available: metals and enzymes. 
♦ Benjamin List and David MacMillan,  independent of each other, developed a third type of catalysis. It is called asymmetric organocatalysis.

Nobel Prizes:
♦ The Century-old’ Nobel Prize’ for science, literature, and peace was founded and funded in Alfred Nobel’s name, Swedish dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel, since 1901.

Benjamin List:
♦ Benjamin List was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1968.
♦ He is a Director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

David Julius:
♦ Davis Julius was born in Bellshill, UK. in 1968. He is a Professor at the Professor at Princeton University, USA.

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