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Vicente Fernandez Rodriguez

Vicente Fernandez Rodríguez, Mexican chemist and inventor (Silao, Guanajuato State 05 April 1836 – 1901)

With Navia discovered the mineral species guanajuatite (1873) described by del Castillo

Discovered Fernandez reagent for studying glucose in urine

With Navia discovered several chemical compounds

Isolated an alkaloid named agavine or agavic acid from Agave sp. (1876)

With Navia developed the alcoholic tincture of Guayacán resin as a reagent for recognizing manganese oxides, alkalis and alkaline carbonates (1886)


Short-range phone


Solar powered apparatus for raising water from wells

Sewing machine

Pneumatic Clock