Schiff reagent
noun see Schiff's reagent

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  • schiff reagent — noun Usage: usually capitalized S : a solution of fuchsine decolorized by treatment with sulfur dioxide that gives a useful test for aldehydes because they restore the reddish violet color of the dye compare feulgen reaction * * * /shif/, Chem. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Schiff reagent — /shif/, Chem. a solution of rosaniline and sulfurous acid in water, used to test for the presence of aldehydes. Also, Schiff s reagent. [1895 1900; named after Hugo Schiff, 1834 1915, German chemist] * * * …   Universalium

  • Schiff reagent — (shif) [Hugo (Ugo) Schiff, German chemist in Italy, 1834–1915] see under reagent …   Medical dictionary

  • Schiff reagent — a reagent for testing for the presence of aldehydes, prepared by dissolving 0.25 g of fuchsin in 1 liter of water and decolorizing by passing sulfur dioxide into it. In the presence of aldehyde the blue color is restored …   Medical dictionary

  • Schiff's reagent — /shifs rē āˈjənt/ noun A reagent for testing for the presence of aldehydes ORIGIN: Ety as for ↑Schiff base * * * Schiff s reagent «shihfs», = Schiff reagent. (Cf. ↑Schiff reagent) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Schiff's reagent — shifs or Schiff reagent .shif n a solution of fuchsin decolorized by treatment with sulfur dioxide that gives a useful test for aldehydes because they restore the reddish violet color of the dye compare FEULGEN REACTION * * * aqueous fuchsin solu …   Medical dictionary

  • Schiff test — The Schiff test invented [ Eine neue Reihe organischen Diaminen H. Schiff Justus Liebigs Ann Chemie 140, 92 137 1866 ] and named after Hugo Schiff is a chemical test for the detection of aldehydes [ Histology, cell and tissue biology 5th Ed.,… …   Wikipedia

  • Schiff's reagent — noun Etymology: Hugo Schiff died 1915 German chemist Date: 1897 a solution of fuchsine decolorized by treatment with sulfur dioxide that gives a useful test for aldehydes because they restore the dye s color called also Schiff reagent compare… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Schiff's reagent — [shifs] n. Chem. a colorless solution of fuchsin and sulfurous acid used as a reagent to identify an aldehyde from a ketone from the shade of reddish purple produced, to stain DNA, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • Schiff's reagent — [shifs] n. Chem. a colorless solution of fuchsin and sulfurous acid used as a reagent to identify an aldehyde from a ketone from the shade of reddish purple produced, to stain DNA, etc …   English World dictionary

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