81-year-old American chemist Barry Sharples became the fifth person in the history of the Nobel Prize to be awarded it for the second time
81-year-old American chemist Barry Sharples He was the fifth person in the history of the Nobel Prize to be awarded it for the second time.
On November 5, the Nobel committee nominated him, along with two other American scientists Caroline Bertozzi and Danish Morten Meldalannounced the laureate of 2022 in chemistry.
They were awarded the prize for “development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry methods”.
Click chemistry is a method of reducing side reactions during the synthesis of various compounds.
Bioorthogonal chemistry, which was the main contribution of Caroline Bertossi, allows chemical reactions to be carried out on the surface of living cells without damaging them.
The Nobel committee also announced the laureates in physics for 2022 on October 4.
These are French Alain AspeAmerican John Clauser and Austrian Anton Saylingeris
They were awarded the Nobel Prize for their experiments with “entangled photons”, the study of violations of Bella’s inequality and their work in quantum informatics.