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Anselme Payen
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Anselme Payen
Born January 6, 1795
Died May 12, 1878 (aged 83)
Nationality French
Known for Discovered diastase and cellulose
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry
Institutions École Centrale Paris

Anselme Payen (6 January 1795 – 12 May 1878) was a French chemist.

Payen discovered the first enzyme, diastase, in 1833. He is also known for isolating and naming the carbohydrate cellulose.

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