Stanley Rossiter Benedict

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Stanley Rossiter Benedict
Born (1884-03-17)March 17, 1884
Cincinnati, United States
Died December 21, 1936(1936-12-21) (aged 52)
United States
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Cincinnati
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Cornell University

Stanley Rossiter Benedict (17 March 1884 – 21 December 1936) was an American chemist best known for discovering Benedict's reagent, a solution that detects certain sugars.

Benedict was born in Cincinnati, and went to the University of Cincinnati. After a year, he went to Yale's Department of Physiological Chemistry for training in metabolism and physiology. He married Ruth Fulton. The marriage collapsed and his wife began a career in anthropology as Ruth Benedict.


  • Robert D. Simoni; Robert L. Hill & Martha Vaughan (2002). "Benedict's Solution, a Reagent for Measuring Reducing Sugars: the Clinical Chemistry of Stanley R. Benedict". J. Biol. Chem. 277 (16): e5–e6. doi:10.1074/jbc.M110516200. PMID 11773074.