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Scott's test


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A presumptive test for cocaine. Scott's reagent has an initial solution of 2% cobalt thiocyanate (Co(SCN)2) in glycerine and water. This is followed by concentrated hydrochloric acid, and then chloroform. A positive test is indicated by a blue colour in the chloroform layer.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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