Molisch test

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Mo·lisch test

a color test for sugar, which condenses with α-naphthol or thymol in the presence of strong sulfuric acid, which converts the sugar to furfural derivatives.

Molisch test

An obsolete colorimetric test for the presence of sugar; naphthol is added to a solution of interest and layered over sulphuric acid resulting in a purple colour at the interface in the presence of sugar; copper reduction testing or the use of enzyme (e.g., glucose oxidase)-impregnated strips of filter paper are widely used for sugar screening.


Hans, Austrian chemist, 1856-1937.
Molisch test - a color test for sugar.
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