Report on the Fourth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2011)

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Special Lecture

Emeritus Prof. Akira Suzuki (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Cross-coupling Reactions of Organoboron Compounds : Carbon-Carbon Bonding Made Easy
Emeritus Prof. Akira Suzuki

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Emeritus Prof. Suzuki is a leading authority on organo-boron chemistry and is an authority on synthetic organic chemistry. The Suzuki coupling, which uses stable, easily usable, and non-toxic organo-boron reagents is widely used in industrial manufacturing, in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, liquid crystals and organic EL materials. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize jointly with Prof. Negishi and Emeritus Prof. Heck.

In the lecture, an overview of the Suzuki coupling reaction and examples of the industrial applications were given.

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