27 July 1881|
HÃ¶chst on Main, Germany
|Died||31 March 1945
|Institutions||University of Innsbruck,
University of Vienna,
Technical University of Munich
|Alma mater||University of Lausanne,
University of Marburg
|Doctoral advisor||Emil Fischer|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1930)
Davy Medal (1937)
In cases of porphyria, a minor disease, the patient excretes large quantities of porphyrins.
Coproporphyrin in particular is widespread; traces are present in normal urine and also in yeast. In special cultures, yeast can be made to produce considerable quantities of coproporphyrin.
The blood pigment haemoglobin is a compound which can be split by diverse methods into its constituents, pigment and protein.