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Overman to receive Nagoya Medal

Organic chemist Larry Overman will receive this year's prestigious Nagoya Medal. Overman, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was chosen for his…

July 5, 2007

Organic chemist Larry Overman will receive this year’s prestigious Nagoya Medal. Overman, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was chosen for his invention of new chemical transformations that allow valuable organic molecules to be prepared from inexpensive starting materials by chemical synthesis. A particular focus of Overman’s research is inventing new chemistry that will be of value in the discovery and production of pharmaceutical agents.