Liebermann-Burchard reaction

noun

Lie·​ber·​mann-Bur·​chard reaction
ˈlēbərmənˈbu̇(ə)rˌkärt-
: a test for unsaturated steroids (as cholesterol) and triterpenes based on the formation of a series of colors (as pink to blue to green) with acetic anhydride in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid

Word History

Etymology

after Karl T. Liebermann †1914 German chemist and H. Burchard, 19th century German chemist

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“Liebermann-Burchard reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Liebermann-Burchard%20reaction. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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