Paul Karrer

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Birthday
21, 1889
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jun 18, 1971 (82)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1889
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jun 18, 1971 (82)

About

A Swiss organic chemist who studied vitamins and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1937. He helped identify lactoflavin as part of the complex originally thought to be vitamin B2.

Before Fame

He obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Zurich in 1911.

Trivia

Through his work he confirmed the chemical structure of vitamin C.

Family Life

He had three sons with his wife Helena Froelich after marrying in 1914.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twenty-five years after Madame Curie did.