Karl Fischer (chemist)

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Karl Fischer
Karl Fischer - Químico Alemão (1901-1958) inventor do método para determnação de água.jpg
Born(1901-03-24)24 March 1901
Died16 April 1958(1958-04-16) (aged 57)
Known fordeveloped the Karl Fischer titration

Karl Fischer (24 March 1901 – 16 April 1958) was a German chemist. In 1935 he published a method to determine trace amounts of water in samples.[1] This method is now called Karl Fischer titration and was originally performed manually but has been automated. It remains the primary method of water content determination used worldwide by government, academia and industry laboratories, including all major chemical manufacturers and petroleum refiners.[2]


  1. ^ Fischer, Karl (1935). "Neues Verfahren zur maßanalytischen Bestimmung des Wassergehaltes von Flüssigkeiten und festen Körpern". Angew. Chem. 48 (26): 394-396. doi:10.1002/ange.19350482605.
  2. ^ Schöffski, Katrin (2000). "Die Wasserbestimmung mit Karl-Fischer-Titration". Chemie in unserer Zeit. 34 (3): 170–175. doi:10.1002/1521-3781(200006)34:3<170::AID-CIUZ170>3.0.CO;2-2.