Yonath on the route from the structure and function of the ribosome to new antibiotics, and Akira Suzuki on cross-coupling reactions of organoboranes
as an easy way for carbon-carbon bonding.
This reaction is not only interesting in light of its reaction mechanism involving an efficient C-H cleavage process, but also provides organoboranes
which are otherwise difficult to prepare by conventional methods, clearly demonstrating the power of transition metal catalysis in organic synthesis.
Our search |5-7~ focused on a series of three co-ordinate organoboranes
of the general formula D-Y-B|(mes).
Important breakthrough technologies are highlighted such as the use of organoboranes
as initiators for the bonding of low surface energy plastics and the use of nano technology to improve properties.