It's an exciting day for the IONiC/VIPEr community!!
The 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi, and Akira Suzuki for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis!
Here's a link to the Nobel Prize page:
We would welcome a "5-slides about" learning object on this if anyone has prepared one. In the mean time, there is a "5-slides about" palladium cross-coupling reactions from Adam Johnson's students at Harvey Mudd College: https://www.ionicviper.org/five-slides-about/palladium-catalyzed-couplin.... It includes a slide on the mechanism of the Heck reaction and much more.
Organometallic chemistry rocks!!