Detection of Sugars on Paper Chromatograms

@article{Trevelyan1950DetectionOS,
  title={Detection of Sugars on Paper Chromatograms},
  author={W E Trevelyan and D. P. Procter and Joseph S. Harrison},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1950},
  volume={166},
  pages={444-445}
}
THE ammoniacal silver nitrate spray1 used for the detection of sugars has several disadvantages; to those mentioned by Partridge2 should be added the necessity for very careful control of the heating step, particularly important in laboratories lacking special apparatus. We have introduced modifications, based on a test given by Feigl3 for reducing sugars, which eliminate the heating step, and in which the reagents are applied in organic solvents, thus removing the danger of migration of the… CONTINUE READING
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