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Schiff's reagent Line breaks: Schiff's re|agent

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Definition of Schiff's reagent in English:


[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.

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