Prof. Bernhard Kräutler

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Kräutler

Institute of Organic Chemistry
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 80/82
6020 Innsbruck, Austria

tel: +43-512-507-57700
fax: +43-512-507-57799

bernhard kräutler



our research areas

Our research concerns the discovery, synthesis, analysis of molecular units and the investigation of their function and application in natural life and in technology. Participation in the research centre "Centre of Molecular Biosciences (CMBI).

B 12 - the Organometallic Cofactor

Chlorophyll Breakdown

Functionalized fullerenes and porphyrins



recent publications

B. Christ, I. Süssenbacher, S. Moser, N. Bichsel, A. Egert, T. Müller, B. Kräutler, S. Hörtensteiner
Cytochrome P450 CYP89A9 Is Involved in the Formation of Major Chlorophyll Catabolites during
Leaf Senescence in Arabidopsis
The Plant Cell, doi: (2013)

M. Ruetz, C. Gherasim, K. Gruber, S. Fedosov, R. Banerjee, B. Kräutler
Access to Organometallic Aryl-Cobaltcorrins through Radical Synthesis: 4-Ethylphenylcobalamin,
a Potential “Antivitamin B12”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 2606-2610 (2013)

S. Banala, R. G. Huber, T. Müller, M. Fechtel, K. R. Liedl, B. Kräutler
Porphyrin-LEGO: Synthesis of a Hexafullereno-Diporphyrin Using Porphyrins Programmed for
ChemComm, 48, 4359-4361 (2012)

S. Moser, T. Müller, A. Holzinger, C. Lütz, B. Kräutler
Structures of Chlorophyll Catabolites in Bananas (Musa acuminata) Lay out a Split Path of Chlorophyll
Breakdown in a Ripening Fruit
Chem. Eur. J., 18, 10873-10885 (2012)

B. Kräutler, B. Puffer
Vitamin B12-Derivatives: Organometallic Catalysts, Cofactors and Ligands of Bio-MacromoleculesHandbook of Porphyrin Science, Vol. 25, 131-263 (2012)

K. Gruber, B. Puffer, B. Kräutler
Vitamin B12-derivates – enzyme cofactors and ligands of proteins and nucleic acids Chem. Soc rev., 40, 4346 – 4363 (2011)

S. Moser, T. Müller, A. Holzinger, C. Lütz, S. Jokusch, N. J. Turro, B. Kräutler
Fluorescent chlorophyll catabolites in bananas light up blue halos of cell death Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 106, 15538-15542 (2009)

S. Banala, T. Rühl, K. Wurst & B. Kräutler
'Blackening' Porphyrins by Conjugating with Quinones Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 599-603 (2009)

S. Moser, T. Müller, M.-O. Ebert, S. Jockusch, N. J. Turro, B. Kräutler
Blue Luminescence of Ripening Bananas. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 8954-8957 (2008)

S. Gallo, M. Oberhuber, R. K. O. Sigel & B. Kräutler
The Corrin Moiety of Coenzyme B12 is the Determinant for Switching the btuB
Riboswitch of E. coli
ChemBioChem. 9, 1408-1414 (2008)

S. Gschösser, B. Kräutler
B12-retro-Riboswitches: Guanosyl-Induced Constitutional Switching of B12-Coenzymes Chem. Eur. J. 14, 3605-3619 (2008)


complete publication list Author Profile
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curriculum vitae professional activities


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