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Science  19 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5542, pp. 503-505
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5542.503b

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William Knowles, K. Barry Sharpless, and Ryoji Noyori won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for creating catalysts that can produce a particular geometric form of a compound without creating its mirror-image partner. The work has proved vital for the production of everything from pharmaceuticals and flavorings to advanced materials and insecticides.