Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1938
Richard Kuhn

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Richard Kuhn - Facts

Richard Kuhn

Richard Kuhn

Born: 3 December 1900, Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)

Died: 1 August 1967, Heidelberg, West Germany (now Germany)

Affiliation at the time of the award: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut (now Max-Planck Institut) für Medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg, Germany, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Prize motivation: "for his work on carotenoids and vitamins"

Field: natural products chemistry, organic chemistry

Richard Kuhn received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1939. Richard Kuhn was caused by the authorities of his country to decline the award, but he later received the diploma and the medal.

Prize share: 1/1

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