On the structure of (co-Frobenius) Hopf algebras

  • Nicolás Andruskiewitsch

    Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
  • Juan Cuadra

    Universidad de Almería, Spain


We introduce a new filtration on Hopf algebras, the standard filtration, generalizing the coradical filtration. Its zeroth term, called the Hopf coradical, is the subalgebra generated by the coradical. We give a structure theorem: any Hopf algebra with injective antipode is a deformation of the bosonization of the Hopf coradical by its diagram, a connected graded Hopf algebra in the category of Yetter–Drinfeld modules over the latter. We discuss the steps needed to classify Hopf algebras in suitable classes accordingly. For the class of co-Frobenius Hopf algebras, we prove that a Hopf algebra is co-Frobenius if and only if its Hopf coradical is so and the diagram is finite dimensional. We also prove that the standard filtration of such Hopf algebras is finite. Finally, we show that extensions of co-Frobenius (resp. cosemisimple) Hopf algebras are co-Frobenius (resp. cosemisimple).

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Nicolás Andruskiewitsch, Juan Cuadra, On the structure of (co-Frobenius) Hopf algebras. J. Noncommut. Geom. 7 (2013), no. 1, pp. 83–104

DOI 10.4171/JNCG/109