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Even before 1880 the aldehyde formula of glucose had been indicated, but Fischer established it by a series of transformations such as oxidation into aldonic acid and the action of phenylhydrazine which he had discovered and which made possible the formation of the phenylhydrazones and the osazones.
The dissolved monoses converted into osazones were found to consist of hexoses only.
Converted into osazones the analysis showed them to be _pure pentosazones_.