Aniline chloride test to check adulteration in honey.

Aniline chloride test can detect the presence of common sugar in honey. Common sugar contains Sucrose (A dia saccharides) whereas honey contains simple sugars (Glucose & fructose). Aniline chloride test can detect the presence of sucrose in honey.

  1. Take honey

    Take a porcelain dish, add 5ml of honey.

  2. Prepare aniline chloride solution.

    Add 3ml of aniline and 7ml of HCl in a test tube. stir it well.

  3. Pour aniline chloride solution

    Pour a few drops of aniline chloride solution in the porcelain dish & observe the colour.

Inference:

Positive: Orange-red colour indicates the presence of sucrose.

Negative: No colour change indicates the absence of sucrose or common sugar.

Conclusion: 

This test can detect only the presence of common sugar in honey. Other newer adulterants need higher tests.

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