Schiff reagent

or Schiff's reagent

[ shif ]
/ ʃɪf /

noun Chemistry.

a solution of rosaniline and sulfurous acid in water, used to test for the presence of aldehydes.

Origin of Schiff reagent

1895–1900; named after Hugo Schiff, 1834–1915, German chemist

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