Molisch reaction

noun
Mo·​lisch reaction | \ ˈmōlish- \
variants: or Molisch test

Definition of Molisch reaction

: a test for carbohydrate in which a reddish violet color is formed by reaction with alpha-naphthol in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid

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History and Etymology for Molisch reaction

after Hans Molisch †1937 German botanist

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“Molisch reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Molisch%20reaction. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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