The conversion can be followed by the "iodine test" for intermediary dextrins and the "alcohol test" for dextrin.
Starch is made from it both for the laundry and for the manufacture of farina, dextrin, etc.
The per-centage in English beers of malt extract (dextrin and sugar glucose) is least in bitter, and highest in the sweet ales.
dextrin, by the way, is the only paste which will not stain silk.
The amylopsin likewise in the pancreatic secretion acts upon the starch and dextrin, changing them to maltose.
The starch has disappeared, and dextrin, a new substance, appears in its place.
The viscosity of a dextrin or artificial gum is determined in exactly the same way as a natural gum, using 10 per cent.
I have already spoken of the formation of dextrin from starch.
This cellulose is closely allied in composition to starch, dextrin, and a form of sugar called glucose.
It forms no paste like that of starch or dextrin, and gives no color with iodine.
dextrin dex·trin (děk'strĭn) or dex·trine (děk'strĭn, -strēn')
Any of various soluble polysaccharides obtained from starch by the application of heat or acids and used mainly as adhesives and thickening agents.