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Hugo (Ugo) Schiff (26 April 1834 – 8 September 1915) was a German Chemist. Born in Frankfurt am Main, Schiff was a student of Friedrich Wöhler in Göttingen. In 1879 he founded the Chemical Institute of the University of Florence. He discovered Schiff bases and other imines, and was responsible for research into aldehydes and had the Schiff test named after him. He also worked in the field of amino acids and the Biuret reagent. Schiff died in Florence.
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In the University of Florence the Hugo Schiff International Store House still exists today.
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