phenolphthalin love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline compound, C20H16O4, made by reducing phenolphthalein with zinc dust and caustic soda. It melts at 225° C. and is easily oxidized to phenolphthalein.

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Examples

  • A bit of suspected blood is collected on a swab, and a drop of phenolphthalin reagent is added to the swab.

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