Molisch reaction

noun Mo·lisch reaction \ˈmōlish-\
variants: or

Molisch test

Definition of Molisch reaction

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of molisch reaction

after Hans Molisch †1937 German botanist

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