Ei-ichi Negishi

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Ei-ichi Negishi (2010)

Eiichi Negishi ( Japanese 根岸英一, Negishi Eiichi * 14. July 1935 in Shinkyo / Xinjing , Manchukuo (now Changchun , Jilin , China ); † 6. June 2021 in Indianapolis , Indiana ) was a Japanese chemist . In 2010 he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the Negishi coupling together with Richard F. Heck and Akira Suzuki .


Negishi received a Bachelor of Science from Tokyo University in 1958 and a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. As well as after obtaining his B.Sc. he then worked for the pharmaceutical company Teijin . In 1966 he became an assistant professor at Brown University and then came through the University of Syracuse in 1979 to Purdue University , where he has taught since then.

His main areas of work were palladium or nickel catalyzed coupling reactions such as the Negishi coupling named after him, as well as carbometalation of alkenes and alkynes . If zinc , aluminum or zirconium organometallic compounds are used in the coupling reaction , one speaks of a Negishi coupling .


  • 1960–1961 Fulbright-Smith-Mund Fellowship
  • 1962–1963 Harrison Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania
  • 1972–1979 Assistant and Associate Professor, Syracuse University
  • 1987 Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1996 AR Day Award (ACS Philadelphia Section award)
  • 1997 Chemical Society of Japan Award
  • 1998 Herbert N. McCoy Award
  • 1998 American Chemical Society Award for Organometallic Chemistry
  • 1998–2000 Alexander von Humboldt Senior Researcher Award
  • 2000 Sir Edward Frankland Prize Lectureship
  • 2003 Sigma Xi Award, Purdue University
  • 2007 Yamada-Koga Prize
  • 2010 ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Global Wellness Award
  • 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • 2010 Order of Culture
  • 2011 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2014 Foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ei-ichi Negishi, one of 2 Nobel Prize winners from Purdue University, dies. June 11, 2021, accessed June 12, 2021 .
  2. Ei-ichi Negishi: Professor Ei-ichi Negishi. In: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1. 2001, pp. 9-xi-9-xii, doi: 10.1039 / B009326M .
  3. ^ National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected. ( Memento of the original from August 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Press release from the National Academy of Sciences (nasonline.org) dated April 29, 2014  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.nasonline.org

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