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Karrer

[ kahr-er ]
/ ˈkɑr ər /
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noun
Paul, 1889–1971, Swiss chemist, born in Russia: Nobel Prize 1937.
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Karrer
[ kärər ]
Paul 1889-1971

Russian-born Swiss chemist who researched the structure of carotene, which led to important discoveries concerning vitamin A. He also described the structures of riboflavin and vitamins E and K. For these achievements, he shared with British chemist Sir Norman Haworth the 1937 Nobel Prize for chemistry.
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