Schiff reaction

noun

: a reaction that is used as a test for aldehydes and consists in the formation by them of a reddish violet color with a solution of fuchsin decolorized with sulfurous acid

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“Schiff reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Schiff%20reaction. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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