October 5, 2005

Frenchman, Americans win Nobel for organic chemistry

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Frenchman Yves Chauvin and Americans
Robert Grubbs and Richard Schrock won the 2005 Nobel Chemistry
prize for work in organic chemistry, said the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences on Wednesday.

They won the 10 million crown ($1.29 million) prize for
work in metathesis, which enables the creation of new molecules
for use in pharmaceuticals and environmentally-friendly
production of chemicals and plastics.