schiff's reagent

Schiff reagent

[shif]
noun Chemistry.
a solution of rosaniline and sulfurous acid in water, used to test for the presence of aldehydes.
Also, Schiff's reagent.


Origin:
1895–1900; named after Hugo Schiff, 1834–1915, German chemist

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Schiff's reagent (shĭfs)
n.
A solution of rosaniline and sulfurous acid used to test for aldehydes.

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