Schiff's reagentSchiff's reagent
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.
Origin of Schiff's reagentafter H. Schiff (1834-1915), German chemist
An aqueous solution of a rosaniline dye and sulfurous acid used as a biological stain and in testing for the presence of aldehydes.
Origin of Schiff's reagentAfter Hugo Schiff, (1834–1915), German chemist.