ninhydrin reaction

noun

Medical Definition of ninhydrin reaction

: a reaction of ninhydrin with amino acids or related amino compounds used for the colorimetric determination of amino acids, peptides, or proteins by measuring the intensity of the blue to violet to red color formed or for the quantitative determination of amino acids by measuring the amount of carbon dioxide produced

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“Ninhydrin reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ninhydrin%20reaction. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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