Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for molecular machines

Nobel Prize in Chemistry declared.

Updated: Oct 05, 2016, 17:11 PM IST
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for molecular machines
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New Delhi: The winners of the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry have been declared.

The coveted award has been conferred jointly upon Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa for their work on design and synthesis of molecular machines.

Jean-Pierre Sauvage was born in Paris and is a French coordination chemist, specializing in supramolecular chemistry. On the other hand, Sir James Fraser Stoddart is a Scottish chemist currently at the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University in the United States, while Bernard L Feringa is a synthetic organic chemist, who specializes in molecular nanotechnology and homogenous catalysis.

Last year, the prestigious prize went to Tomas Lindahl (Sweden), Paul Modrich (US) and Aziz Sancar (Turkey-US) for work on how cells repair damaged DNA.