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Heck, Richard F

LC control no.no2011065982
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingHeck, Richard F.
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Associated placeLos Angeles (Calif.) Wilmington (Del.) Newark (Del.)
Birth date1931-08-15
Death date2015-10-10
Place of birthSpringfield (Mass.)
Place of deathManila (Philippines)
Field of activityChemistry
AffiliationUniversity of Delaware
University of California, Los Angeles
Hercules Powder Company
Profession or occupationChemists
Found inPalladium reagents in organic syntheses, 1985: t.p. (Richard F. Heck)
Washington post WWW site, viewed Oct. 13, 2015 (Richard Heck, who shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry for creating a reaction that has been widely hailed for its prolific usefulness in many areas of modern life, such as drug development, electronic display screens and DNA sequencing, died Oct. 10 [2015] in the Philippines; he was 84; Dr. Heck's death in Manila was reported by the University of Delaware, where he was a professor emeritus; the reaction pioneered by Dr. Heck is known as the Heck reaction; it is a palladium-catalyzed carbon cross-coupling reaction; Richard Fred Heck was born in Springfield, Mass., on Aug. 15, 1931; chemistry became his major at the University of California at Los Angeles, from which he received a bachelor's degree in 1952 and a doctorate in 1954; after postdoctoral research, he began working at Hercules Powder in Wilmington, Del.; he left Hercules (now Ashland) in 1971 to go to the University of Delaware in Newark Del.)
Associated languageeng