Ryōji Noyori

Japanese chemist
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Ryōji Noyori (野依 良治, Noyori Ryōji, born September 3, 1938) is a Japanese chemist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2001, Noyori shared a half of the prize with William S. Knowles for the study of chirally catalyzed hydrogenations.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Ryōji Noyori
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Noyori in 2013
Born (1938-09-03) 3 September 1938 (age 82)
Alma materKyoto University
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorHitoshi Nozaki
Other academic advisorsElias J. Corey


  1. Organic synthesis in Japan : past, present, and future : in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan / editor in chief, Ryoji Noyori (1992)
  2. Asymmetric catalysis in organic synthesis (1994)
  3. T. J. Colacot. "2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry". Platinum Metals Review 2002, 46(2), 82–83.
  4. Ryoji Noyori Nobel lecture (2001)
  5. Ryoji Noyori Nobel lecture video (2001)
  6. Autobiography
  7. Biographical snapshots: Ryoji Noyori, Journal of Chemical Education web site.