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Folin reaction

Pronunciation: fol'-in

Definition: the reaction of amino acids in alkaline solution with 1,2-naphthoquinone-4-sulfonate (Folin reagent) to yield a red color; useful for quantitative assay.

Synonym(s): Folin reagent

[O. K. O. Folin]

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