Paul Karrer

Paul Karrer (* 21. April 1889 in Moscow; † 18. June 1971 in Zurich), was a Swiss chemist.

Karrer received the Nobelpreis for chemistry to 1937 “for its research over the Karotinoide and Flavine as well as overchemistry at the university in Zurich


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works 4 Web on the left of [work on] lives the son of a dentist starting from 1908. it attained a doctorate to 1911 under Alfred Werner and becamesubsequently, its changed 1912 as a coworker of Paul Ehrlich to George the Speyer house in Frankfurt/Main. From 1919 to 1959 Karrer worked as a professor for chemistry the University of Zurich. Here it turnedafter stereochemical investigations of the amino acids the Carotioniden too. In the “race” with its colleague smelling pool of broadcasting corporations bold it made some substantial contributions in the 30's for the structure clearing-up and synthesis of the Vitamine.


  • stereochemical investigations at amino acids.
  • 1931Structure clearing-up of the Vitamins A (Retinol).
  • 1932 structure clearing-up and synthesis of the Vitamins B2 (Riboflavin)
  • 1938 structure clearing-up and synthesis of the Vitamins E (Tocopherol)
  • 1939 pure representation of the Vitamins K (Phyllochinon)


  • Carotinoide, 1948
  • text book of organic chemistry, Stuttgart,1959

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