Nobel Prize 2022 for chemistry has been won by Scientists Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless.
Sharpless coined the term ‘Click Chemistry’ and worked extensively on it.
Meldal discovered a special chemical structure called ‘Triazole,‘ which has many important applications, and
Bertozzi went on to develop click reactions that could work inside living organisms — ‘bioorthogonal’ reactions occur inside living systems without interfering with native biochemical processes.
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Nobel Prize 2022 Chemistry in a Photograph:-
Idea behind the name Click Chemistry :-
The name was inspired by the click sound that airline seat belts produce when they are fastened. The concept is that when attempting to produce a certain compound or complicated molecule, one should look for starting components that easily react with one another. In other words, seek molecules that easily fit into or ‘click’ with one another. It improves the efficiency of the resulting chemical process.”
Source : Indian Express
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