On Wednesday, 6 October 2021, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 jointly to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.”
“Building molecules is a difficult art. Benjamin List and David MacMillan are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 for their development of a precise new tool for molecular construction: organocatalysis. This has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research, and has made chemistry greener.” (from the press release of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science.)
Learn more about the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021.