Christen Thomsen Barfoed

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Christen Thomsen Barfoed

Christen Thomsen Barfoed (16 June 1815 – 30 April 1899) was a Danish chemist who devised a way to detect monosaccharide sugars in a solution, now known as the Barfoed's test.[1][2] Barfoed is also credited with having introduced systematic chemical analyses in Danish agricultural sciences.[3]


  1. ^ C. Barfoed (1873). "Über die Nachweisung des Traubenzuckers neben Dextrin und verwandten Körpern". Fresenius' Zeitschrift für Analytische Chemie. 12 (1): 27. doi:10.1007/BF01462957. 
  2. ^ Library record for C. T. Barfoed og hans reagens / af Børge Riis Larsen (in Danish) (in Swedish)
  3. ^ Den Store Danske: Christen Thomsen Barfoed (in Danish)