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Amino Acids

, Volume 4, Issue 1–2, pp 193–196 | Cite as

Spray reagent for the detection of amino acids on thin layer chromatography plates

  • B. Basak
  • U. K. Bhattacharyya
  • S. Laskar
Short Communication

Summary

A spray reagent for easy identification of amino acids on thin-layer chromatography plates has been introduced. The reagent is capable of developing various distinguishable colours with many of them. A probable mechanism for such colour formation has also been proposed.

Keywords

Amino acids 5-Sulphosalicylic acid Ninhydrin 

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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Basak
    • 1
  • U. K. Bhattacharyya
    • 1
  • S. Laskar
    • 1
  1. 1.Natural Product Laboratory, Chemistry DepartmentThe University of BurdwanBurdwanIndia

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