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test for terpenes

Lepi maniac h9290188 at hkuxa.hku.hk
Tue May 23 09:09:49 EST 1995

Hello! I wonder if anyone knows how to stain for terpenes in leaf sections. I've tried using 50% acetate anhydride with conc. sulphuric acid but didn't get any
decent colours due to the chlorophyll obscuring all colour change.
Please help.
Thanks in advance.

Ms. M.F. Choong
Dept. of Ecology & Biodiversity
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong

email: h9290188 at hkuxa.hku.hk

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