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

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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