Nobel Chemistry Prize awarded for tool to build molecules

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  • The Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded jointly to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan for their work in developing a new way for building molecules known as “asymmetric organocatalysis.”
  • The Nobel committee said their work has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research, and has made chemistry greener.
  • New laureate Benjamin List told a press conference: "It was a very special moment that I will never forget".