Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Becchi-Millian Test

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1169

n Sensitive test for cottonseed oil. If cottonseed fatty acids are dissolved in 90% ethyl alcohol and a little dilute silver nitrate solution added, they separate, colored brownish or black, as the alcohol is boiled away on heating. It is claimed that as little as 1% of cottonseed oil is detected in a mixture by this test.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA