Answer to Question #164797 in Biology for Amos

Question #164797

Explain the different principles of testing sugar with the Phenol method.


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2021-02-19T09:17:41-0500

In phenol-sulfphuric acid method, sulphuric acid induces the oxidation of water-soluble sugars to furfural or hydroxymethyl furfural. These products react with phenol to form a conjugated system with a yellow-gold colour.


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