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  • Karl Barry Sharpless is an American chemist known for his work on stereoselective reactions.

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  • For his discovery of chemical reactions--the Sharpless Asymmetric Epoxidation, Dihydroxylation, and Aminohydroxylation--which have revolutionized organic chemistry by transforming asymmetric synthesis from near-impossible to routine.
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  • "for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions"
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  • for their pioneering, creative and crucial work in developing asymmetric catalysis for the synthesis of chiral molecules, greatly increasing mankind's ability to create new products of fundamental and practical importance.
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  • Chemistry
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  • Chemistry

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