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  • Klaus Ruppersberg
  • Julia Hain
Translated title of the contributionThe mysterious salmon color and the rediscovery of the Woehlk-test
Woehlk's test is a detection reaction for lactose and maltose from 1904. It was first used clinically for the analysis of sugars in urine. In science education the test can show in a simple way the lactose content of dairy products. This is interesting because many people react intolerant to lactose. The exact reaction mechanism of Woehlk reaction (similarly: Umikoff reaction, Woehlk-Malfatti-proof, Fearon's test) is still unknown despite many efforts.
Original languageGerman
JournalChemie in unserer Zeit
Volume51
Issue2
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
ISSN1521-3781
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StatePublished - 15.04.2017

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  • Science communication and enrichment

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