FSU expert available to comment on science behind 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

| Wed, 10/06/21
James Frederich, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two scientists for their development of a new and environmentally friendly process to make molecules, known as asymmetric organocatalysis.

Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research and David MacMillan of Princeton University shared the prize for their groundbreaking work.

For journalists looking for more information on the science behind this year’s prize, Florida State University Assistant Professor James Frederich is available to offer context.

James Frederich, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
(503) 869-1287; jfrederich@fsu.edu

Frederich’s research interests include using synthetic organic chemistry to address problems in chemistry, biology and medicine. He has researched the design of improved catalysts for asymmetric reactions as well as using natural products to identifying new drug targets for medical therapies.

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