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Table 3 Biochemical characterization of melanin

From: Melanin production and laccase mediated oxidative stress alleviation during fungal-fungal interaction among basidiomycete fungi

Sl. no Assay Result
1 Solubility in water Insoluble
2 Solubility in ethanol Insoluble
3 Solubility in hexane Insoluble
4 Solubility in acetone Insoluble
5 Solubility in 1 M KOH Soluble
6 Solubility in 1 M NaOH Soluble
7 Reaction with hydrogen peroxide Decolorization of the pigment
8 Reaction with hydrochloric acid Precipitated readily