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n.1.A coating or overlaying with silver.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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TLC plates used to separate triacylglycerol species of BKO and other oils by argentation TLC were manually prepared by making the slurry of silica gel in an aqueous 2.5% solution of silver nitrate before spreading and drying the plates.
The presence of 7-dehydrocholesterol was confirmed by argentation thin-layer chromatography.