ninhydrin

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ninhydrin

[nin′hī·drən]
(organic chemistry)
C9H4O3·H2O White crystals or powder with a melting point of 240-245°C; soluble in water and alcohol; used for the detection and assay of peptides, amines, amino acids, and amino sugars. Also known as triketohydrindene hydrate.
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The results of the ninhydrin test indicated that aphids in the pogostone treatment groups produced smaller amounts of honeydew (F = 38.
Test for protein Ninhydrin test Violet colour -1 -- -5 formation 3.
Fmoc amino acids, 1-hydroxybenzotriazol (HOBt), 2-(1H-benzotriazol-1-yl)-1,1,3,3-tetramethyluronium hexafluorophosphate (HBTU), and ninhydrin test kits were obtained from AnaSpec.