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2002 The golden year of structural chemistry

ANDREA MELE1*, FRANCA CASTIGLIONE2
*Corresponding author
1. Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta”Via L. Mancinelli 7I, 20131 Milano, ItalyMember of chimica oggi/Chemistry Today’s Scientific advisory board
2. Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta”Via L. Mancinelli 7I, 20131 Milano, Italy

Abstract

Modern genomics, proteomics and life-science wouldhave not undergone milestones achievements withoutthe support of power ful physical methods for theinvestigation of molecular structures. Chemistry,molecular biology and medical research are in debtwith mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. TheNobel Pr ize in Chemistr y for 2002 awarded thefundamental contribution of soft ionization MS methods –electrospray and MALDI – and biomolecular NMR.