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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Comparative appraisal of qualitative tests for detection of urea in milk


Author(s): Chaudhari Priyankaben Rameshbhai, AI Shaikh, SI Patel, Kakade Pooja Vilasrao and KD Aparnathi

Abstract: Qualitative tests for the adulterant detection are advantageous because of it being selective in nature. Because of procedural variations in these tests, the efficiency of the test for detection of urea differs. Three reported tests for detection of urea adulteration in milk were compared for their efficiency, ease of performance and rapidity. The suitable methods found for urea detection were BIS (1960) in case of DMAB test, Paradkar et al. (2000) in case of urease test and Vishweshwar and Krishnaiah (2005) in case of phenol test. DMAB test was found to be most simple to perform, rapid and had better stability of colour, whereas urease test was found to be most sensitive with limit of detection of 0.06% urea concentration in milk.

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Chaudhari Priyankaben Rameshbhai, AI Shaikh, SI Patel, Kakade Pooja Vilasrao, KD Aparnathi. Comparative appraisal of qualitative tests for detection of urea in milk. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):552-556.
International Journal of Chemical Studies