Stanley Rossiter Benedict

Stanley Rossiter Benedict (17 March 188421 December 1936) is 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.


  • Robert D. Simoni, Robert L. Hill, and 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.

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