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Nobel Laureates In Chemistry 2022: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences bestows the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on scientists working in various fields of chemistry each year. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is one of five Nobel Prizes established by Alfred Nobel’s will in 1895 and awarded for outstanding contributions to chemistry. Here you will find the 2022 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry as well as a list of all previous winners, including the first Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. The List of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry PDF can be downloaded from the link provided in this article.

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Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2022

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First Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Nobel Laureates In Chemistry 2022
Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff

Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff of the Netherlands received the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901 for “discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions.” His groundbreaking work aided in the development of modern theories of chemical affinity, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, and chemical thermodynamics. Van ‘t Hoff’s 1874 pamphlet formulated the theory of the tetrahedral carbon atom and laid the groundwork for stereochemistry.

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List of Nobel Laureates In Chemistry

The table below lists the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

List Of Nobel Laureates In Chemistry

Year

Name

Country

Achievement

1901

Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff

Netherlands

Laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure

1902

Emil Fischer

Germany

Work on sugar and purine syntheses

1903

Svante Arrhenius

Sweden

Theory of electrolytic dissociation

1904

Sir William Ramsay

U.K.

Discovery of inert gas elements and their places in the periodic system

1905

Adolf von Baeyer

Germany

Work on organic dyes, hydroaromatic compounds

1906

Henri Moissan

France

Isolation of fluorine; introduction of Moissan furnace

1907

Eduard Buchner

Germany

Discovery of noncellular fermentation

1908

Ernest Rutherford

U.K.

Investigations into the disintegration of elements and the chemistry of radioactive substances

1909

Wilhelm Ostwald

Germany

Pioneer Work on catalysis, chemical equilibrium, and reaction velocities

1910

Otto Wallach

Germany

Pioneer Work in alicyclic combinations

1911

Marie Curie

France

Discovery of radium and polonium; Isolation of radium

1912

Victor Grignard

France

Discovery of the Grignard reagents

Paul Sabatier

France

Method of hydrogenating organic compounds

1913

Alfred Werner

Switzerland

Work on the linkage of atoms in molecules

1914

Theodore William Richards

U.S.

accurate determination of the atomic weights of numerous elements

1915

Richard Willstätter

Germany

Pioneer researches in plant pigments, especially chlorophyll

1918

Fritz Haber

Germany

synthesis of ammonia

1920

Walther Hermann Nernst

Germany

Work in thermochemistry

1921

Frederick Soddy

U.K.

chemistry of radioactive substances; occurrence and nature of isotopes

1922

Francis William Aston

U.K.

Work with mass spectrograph; whole-number rule

1923

Fritz Pregl

Austria

Method of microanalysis of organic substances

1925

Richard Zsigmondy

Austria

elucidation of the heterogeneous nature of colloidal solutions

1926

Theodor H.E. Svedberg

Sweden

Work on disperse systems

1927

Heinrich Otto Wieland

Germany

researches into the constitution of bile acids

1928

Adolf Windaus

Germany

constitution of sterols and their connection with vitamins

1929

Hans von Euler-Chelpin

Sweden

Investigations in the fermentation of sugars and the enzyme action involved

Sir Arthur Harden

U.K.

Investigations in the fermentation of sugars and the enzyme action involved

1930

Hans Fischer

Germany

hemin, chlorophyll research; synthesis of hemin

1931

Friedrich Bergius

Germany

Invention and Development of chemical high-pressure Method s

Carl Bosch

Germany

Invention and Development of chemical high-pressure Method s

1932

Irving Langmuir

U.S.

discoveries and Investigations in surface chemistry

1934

Harold C. Urey

U.S.

Discovery of heavy hydrogen

1935

Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie

France

synthesis of new radioactive elements

1936

Peter Debye

Netherlands

Work on dipole moments and diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases

1937

Sir Norman Haworth

U.K.

research on carbohydrates and vitamin C

Paul Karrer

Switzerland

research on carotenoids, flavins, and vitamins

1938

Richard Kuhn (declined)

Germany

carotenoid and vitamin research

1939

Adolf Butenandt (declined)

Germany

Work on sexual hormones

Leopold Ruzicka

Switzerland

Work on polymethylenes and higher terpenes

1943

Georg Charles von Hevesy

Hungary

use of isotopes as tracers in chemical research

1944

Otto Hahn

Germany

Discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei

1945

Artturi Ilmari Virtanen

Finland

Invention of a fodder-preservation Method 

1946

John Howard Northrop

U.S.

preparation of enzymes and virus proteins in pure form

Wendell Meredith Stanley

U.S.

preparation of enzymes and virus proteins in pure form

James Batcheller Sumner

U.S.

Discovery of enzyme crystallization

1947

Sir Robert Robinson

U.K.

investigation of alkaloids and other plant products

1948

Arne Tiselius

Sweden

researches in electrophoresis and adsorption analysis; serum proteins

1949

William Francis Giauque

U.S.

behaviour of substances at extremely low temperatures

1950

Kurt Alder

West Germany

Discovery and Development of diene synthesis

Otto Paul Hermann Diels

West Germany

Discovery and Development of diene synthesis

1951

Edwin Mattison McMillan

U.S.

Discovery of and research on transuranium elements

Glenn T. Seaborg

U.S.

Discovery of and research on transuranium elements

1952

A.J.P. Martin

U.K.

Development of partition chromatography

R.L.M. Synge

U.K.

Development of partition chromatography

1953

Hermann Staudinger

West Germany

Work on macromolecules

1954

Linus Pauling

U.S.

study of the nature of the chemical bond

1955

Vincent du Vigneaud

U.S.

first synthesis of a polypeptide hormone

1956

Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood

U.K.

Work on the kinetics of chemical reactions

Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov

U.S.S.R.

Work on the kinetics of chemical reactions

1957

Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd

U.K.

Work on nucleotides and nucleotide coenzymes

1958

Frederick Sanger

U.K.

determination of the structure of the insulin molecule

1959

Jaroslav Heyrovský

Czech.

Discovery and Development of polarography

1960

Willard Frank Libby

U.S.

Development of radiocarbon dating

1961

Melvin Calvin

U.S.

study of chemical steps that take place during photosynthesis

1962

Sir John Cowdery Kendrew

U.K.

determination of the structure of hemoproteins

Max Ferdinand Perutz

U.K.

determination of the structure of hemoproteins

1963

Giulio Natta

Italy

structure and synthesis of polymers in the field of plastics

Karl Ziegler

West Germany

structure and synthesis of polymers in the field of plastics

1964

Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin

U.K.

determining the structure of biochemical compounds essential in combating pernicious anemia

1965

Robert Burns Woodward

U.S.

synthesis of sterols, chlorophyll, and other substances

1966

Robert Sanderson Mulliken

U.S.

Work concerning chemical bonds and the electronic structure of molecules

1967

Manfred Eigen

West Germany

studies of extremely fast chemical reactions

Ronald George Wreyford Norrish

U.K.

studies of extremely fast chemical reactions

Sir George Porter

U.K.

studies of extremely fast chemical reactions

1968

Lars Onsager

U.S.

Work on the Theory of thermodynamics of irreversible processes

1969

Sir Derek H.R. Barton

U.K.

Work in determining actual three-dimensional shapes of molecules

Odd Hassel

Norway

Work in determining actual three-dimensional shapes of molecules

1970

Luis Federico Leloir

Argentina

Discovery of sugar nucleotides and their role in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates

1971

Gerhard Herzberg

Canada

research in the structure of molecules

1972

Christian B. Anfinsen

U.S.

fundamental contributions to enzyme chemistry

Stanford Moore

U.S.

fundamental contributions to enzyme chemistry

William H. Stein

U.S.

fundamental contributions to enzyme chemistry

1973

Ernst Otto Fischer

West Germany

organometallic chemistry

Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson

U.K.

organometallic chemistry

1974

Paul J. Flory

U.S.

studies of long-chain molecules

1975

Sir John Warcup Cornforth

U.K.

Work in stereochemistry

Vladimir Prelog

Switzerland

Work in stereochemistry

1976

William Nunn Lipscomb, Jr.

U.S.

structure of boranes

1977

Ilya Prigogine

Belgium

widening the scope of thermodynamics

1978

Peter Dennis Mitchell

U.K.

formulation of a Theory of energy-transfer processes in biological systems

1979

Herbert Charles Brown

U.S.

introduction of compounds of boron and phosphorus in the synthesis of organic substances

Georg Wittig

West Germany

introduction of compounds of boron and phosphorus in the synthesis of organic substances

1980

Paul Berg

U.S.

first preparation of a hybrid DNA

Walter Gilbert

U.S.

Development of chemical and biological analyses of DNA structure

Frederick Sanger

U.K.

Development of chemical and biological analyses of DNA structure

1981

Fukui Kenichi

Japan

orbital symmetry interpretation of chemical reactions

Roald Hoffmann

U.S.

orbital symmetry interpretation of chemical reactions

1982

Aaron Klug

U.K.

determination of the structure of biological substances

1983

Henry Taube

U.S.

study of electron-transfer reactions

1984

Bruce Merrifield

U.S.

Development of a Method of polypeptide synthesis

1985

Herbert A. Hauptman

U.S.

Development of a way to map the chemical structures of small molecules

Jerome Karle

U.S.

Development of a way to map the chemical structures of small molecules

1986

Dudley R. Herschbach

U.S.

Development of methods for analyzing basic chemical reactions

Yuan T. Lee

U.S.

Development of methods for analyzing basic chemical reactions

John C. Polanyi

Canada

Development of methods for analyzing basic chemical reactions

1987

Donald J. Cram

U.S.

Development of molecules that can link with other molecules

Jean-Marie Lehn

France

Development of molecules that can link with other molecules

Charles J. Pedersen

U.S.

Development of molecules that can link with other molecules

1988

Johann Deisenhofer

West Germany

Discovery of the structure of proteins needed in photosynthesis

Robert Huber

West Germany

Discovery of the structure of proteins needed in photosynthesis

Hartmut Michel

West Germany

Discovery of the structure of proteins needed in photosynthesis

1989

Sidney Altman

U.S.

Discovery of certain basic properties of RNA

Thomas Robert Cech

U.S.

Discovery of certain basic properties of RNA

1990

Elias James Corey

U.S.

Development of retrosynthetic analysis for synthesis of complex molecules

1991

Richard R. Ernst

Switzerland

Improvements in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

1992

Rudolph A. Marcus

U.S.

Explanation of how electrons transfer between molecules

1993

Kary B. Mullis

U.S.

Invention of techniques for gene study and manipulation

Michael Smith

Canada

Invention of techniques for gene study and manipulation

1994

George A. Olah

U.S.

Development of techniques to study hydrocarbon molecules

1995

Paul Crutzen

Netherlands

Explanation of processes that deplete Earth’s ozone layer

Mario Molina

U.S.

Explanation of processes that deplete Earth’s ozone layer

F. Sherwood Rowland

U.S.

Explanation of processes that deplete Earth’s ozone layer

1996

Robert F. Curl, Jr.

U.S.

Discovery of new carbon compounds called fullerenes

Sir Harold W. Kroto

U.K.

Discovery of new carbon compounds called fullerenes

Richard E. Smalley

U.S.

Discovery of new carbon compounds called fullerenes

1997

Paul D. Boyer

U.S.

Explanation of the enzymatic conversion of adenosine triphosphate

Jens C. Skou

Denmark

Discovery of sodium-potassium-activated adenosine triphosphatase

John E. Walker

U.K.

Explanation of the enzymatic conversion of adenosine triphosphate

1998

Walter Kohn

U.S.

Development of the density-functional Theory

John A. Pople

U.K.

Development of computational Method s in quantum chemistry

1999

Ahmed H. Zewail

Egypt/U.S.

Study of the transition states of chemical reactions using femtosecond spectroscopy

2000

Alan J. Heeger

U.S.

The discovery of plastics that conduct electricity

Alan G. MacDiarmid

U.S.

The discovery of plastics that conduct electricity

Shirakawa Hideki

Japan

The discovery of plastics that conduct electricity

2001

William S. Knowles

U.S.

Work on chirally catalyzed hydrogenation reactions

Noyori Ryoji

Japan

Work on chirally catalyzed hydrogenation reactions

K. Barry Sharpless

U.S.

Work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions

2002

John B. Fenn

U.S.

Development of techniques to identify and analyze proteins and other large molecules

Tanaka Koichi

Japan

Development of techniques to identify and analyze proteins and other large molecules

Kurt Wüthrich

Switzerland

Development of techniques to identify and analyze proteins and other large molecules

2003

Peter Agre

U.S.

Discoveries regarding water channels and ion channels in cells

Roderick MacKinnon

U.S.

Discoveries regarding water channels and ion channels in cells

2004

Aaron Ciechanover

Israel

Discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation

Avram Hershko

Israel

Discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation

Irwin Rose

U.S.

Discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation

2005

Yves Chauvin

France

Development of the metathesis Method in organic synthesis

Robert H. Grubbs

U.S.

Development of the metathesis Method in organic synthesis

Richard R. Schrock

U.S.

Development of the metathesis Method in organic synthesis

2006

Roger D. Kornberg

U.S.

Work concerning the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription

2007

Gerhard Ertl

Germany

Studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces

2008

Martin Chalfie

U.S.

Discovery and Development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP

Osamu Shimomura

U.S.

Discovery and Development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP

Roger Y. Tsien

U.S.

Discovery and Development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP

2009

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

U.S.

Studies of the structure and function of the ribosome

Thomas Steitz

U.S.

Studies of the structure and function of the ribosome

Ada Yonath

Israel

Studies of the structure and function of the ribosome

2010

Richard F. Heck

U.S.

Development of techniques to synthesize complex carbon molecules

Negishi Ei-ichi

Japan

Development of techniques to synthesize complex carbon molecules

Suzuki Akira

Japan

Development of techniques to synthesize complex carbon molecules

2011

Daniel Shechtman

Israel

Discovery of quasicrystals

2012

Brian K. Kobilka

U.S.

Studies of G-protein-coupled receptors

Robert J. Lefkowitz

U.S.

Studies of G-protein-coupled receptors

2013

Martin Karplus

Austria/U.S.

Development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems

Michael Levitt

U.K./U.S./Israel

Development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems

Arieh Warshel

Israel/U.S.

Development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems

2014

Eric Betzig

U.S.

Development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy

Stefan W. Hell

Germany

Development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy

William E. Moerner

U.S.

Development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy

2015

Tomas Lindahl

Sweden

Mechanistic studies of DNA repair

Paul Modrich

U.S.

Mechanistic studies of DNA repair

Aziz Sancar

Turkey/U.S.

Mechanistic studies of DNA repair

2016

Jean-Pierre Sauvage

France

Design and synthesis of molecular machines

J. Fraser Stoddart

U.K.

Design and synthesis of molecular machines

Bernard Feringa

Netherlands

Design and synthesis of molecular machines

2017

Jacques Dubochet

Switzerland

Development of cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution

Joachim Frank

Germany/U.S.

Development of cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution

Richard Henderson

U.K.

Development of cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution

2018

Frances Arnold

U.S.

First directed evolution of enzymes

George P. Smith

U.S.

Development of phage display, a Method in which a bacteriophage can be used to evolve new proteins

Gregory P. Winter

U.K.

Work using the phage display Method for the directed evolution of antibodies

2019

John B. Goodenough

U.S.

Development of lithium-ion batteries

M. Stanley Whittingham

U.K./U.S.

Development of lithium-ion batteries

Yoshino Akira

Japan

Development of lithium-ion batteries

2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier

France

Development of a Method for genome editing

Jennifer Doudna

U.S.

Development of a Method for genome editing

2021

Benjamin List

Germany

Development of asymmetric organocatalysis

David W.C. MacMillan

U.K./U.S.

Development of asymmetric organocatalysis

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Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2022 FAQs

How many Nobel Prizes have been awarded in Chemistry?

Between 1901 and 2021, 113 Nobel Prize laureates received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2021?

Benjamin List and David MacMillan were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 for developing organocatalysis, a precise new tool for molecular construction.

Which country has the highest number of Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry?

The United States has produced more Nobel laureates than any other country.

Who received the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

Jacobus Henricus Van ‘t Hoff received the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Who are the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2022?

The Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2022 has not yet been awarded.

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