Karrer, Paul

Karrer, Paul (1889-1971)

20th Century
Born: Moscow (Russia), 1889
Died: Zürich (Switzerland), 1971
Karrer studied chemistry in Zürich under Alfred Werner, then he became a collaborator of Paul Ehrlich in Frankfurt. He became professor in Zürich in 1919. He investigated the constitution of carotinoids, flavins, and vitamins E, B2, and A (1930 correct formula of carotine, 1931 of vitamin A). In 1937 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry together with Walter Haworth. 

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Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1937
"for his investigations on carotenoids, flavins and vitamins A and B2"