Definition of Schiff's reagent in English:

Schiff's reagent

Line breaks: Schiff's re|agent

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun] Chemistry
An acid solution of fuchsin decolorized by sulphur dioxide or potassium metabisulphite, used in testing for aldehydes (which restore the magenta colour).


late 19th century: see Schiff base.

Definition of Schiff's reagent in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rəˈbəf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…