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Paul Karrer Bio


Paul Karrer:

Paul Karrer was a Swiss chemist and Nobel laureate.


April 21, 1889 in Moscow, Russia


June 18, 1971 in Zurich, Switzerland

Claim to Fame:

Karrer was a Swiss chemist who was awarded half the 1937 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research into carotenoids, flavins and vitamins A and B2. Carotenoids are organic pigments in plants. His investigations were into beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A. Flavins are organic compound sources of riboflavin, or vitamin B2.

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