Friedlieb Runge discovered Caffeine, Anilin, Tar, Paper chromatography, Phenol

Friedlieb Runge – discoverer of caffeine

Article on Friedlieb Runge

Biography & contributions


Friedlieb Runge was born on February 08, 1795


Runge was a German analytical chemist


He discovered

  • Caffeine
  • Anilin
  • Tar
  • Paper chromatography
  • Pyrrole
  • Chinoline
  • Phenol
  • Thymole
  • Atropine


Runge identified mydriatic effects of belladonna (deadly nightshade) extract


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