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Akira Suzuki

1930 - Today

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Akira Suzuki (鈴木 章, Suzuki Akira, born September 12, 1930) is a Japanese chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate (2010), who first published the Suzuki reaction, the organic reaction of an aryl- or vinyl-boronic acid with an aryl- or vinyl-halide catalyzed by a palladium(0) complex, in 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akira Suzuki has received more than 7,454 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Akira Suzuki is the 160th most popular chemist (down from 144th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from Japan (down from 153rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Chemist.

Akira Suzuki is most famous for his work in the field of molecular biology, specifically for his discovery of the genetic sequence of DNA.

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Among chemists, Akira Suzuki ranks 160 out of 509Before him are Harry Kroto, George Andrew Olah, John Frederic Daniell, Wilfrid Voynich, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, and Satoshi Ōmura. After him are Robert Bruce Merrifield, Paul D. Boyer, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Nicolas Leblanc, Roald Hoffmann, and Hans von Euler-Chelpin.

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Among people born in 1930, Akira Suzuki ranks 67Before him are Robert Aumann, Harvey Milk, Stanley Miller, Joanne Woodward, Jesús Franco, and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma. After him are Luce Irigaray, Gérard Genette, Derek Walcott, Pierre Bergé, Ivan Silayev, and Richard Donner.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Akira Suzuki ranks 168 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Ōjin (210), Kitarō (1953), Yasuhiro Nakasone (1918), Honda Tadakatsu (1548), Satoshi Ōmura (1935), and Emperor Tenji (626). After him are Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952), Sugawara no Michizane (845), Edogawa Ranpo (1894), Emperor Kanmu (737), Empress Genshō (680), and Emperor Richū (336).

Among CHEMISTS In Japan

Among chemists born in Japan, Akira Suzuki ranks 2Before him are Satoshi Ōmura (1935). After him are Osamu Shimomura (1928), Kaoru Ishikawa (1915), Kikunae Ikeda (1864), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Kenichi Fukui (1918), Ryōji Noyori (1938), Akira Yoshino (1948), Koichi Tanaka (1959), and Masatoshi Shima (1943).