Molisch's test

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Noun1.Molisch's test - biochemical indicator of the presence of carbohydrates in a solution; if carbohydrates are present a violet ring is formed by reaction with alpha-naphthol in the presence of sulfuric acid
indicator - (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction
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Molisch's Test for Carbohydrates: Two drops of Molisch's reagent were added to about 5 mg of the extract in 5-ml aqueous solution in a test tube.
Different plant Tests constituents Test for alkaloids Mayer's test, Dragendroff's test, Wagner's test, and Hager's test Test for proteins and Millon's test, Biuret test, and amino acids ninhydrin test Test for anthraquinones Modified Borntrager's test Test for flavonoids Ferric chloride test and lead acetate test Test for carbohydrates Molisch's test Test for reducing sugars Fehling's test and Benedict's test Test for saponins Foam formation test Test for tannins Ferric chloride test and lead acetate test Test for steroids, Liebermann-Burchard test, triterpenoids, and Salkowski test, Noller's test, cardiac glycosides Legal's test, Baljet test, and Keller Kiliani's test TABLE 2: Effect on electrolyte excretion in urine.
NO TEST Pet- Benzene Chloroform Ether fraction fraction fraction 1 Terpenes A Liebermann- + Burchard B Salkowaski' + 2 Carbohydrates A Motisch's test B Benedict's test C Fehling's test: 3 Saponins A Foam + B Haemolysis + 4 Flavonoids A Fernc Chloride B Shimoda 5 Alkaloids: A Mayer's + B Wagner's + C DragendorWs + D Hager's test + 6 Glycosides test A Molisch's test SL.