Liebermann-Burchard reaction

Lie·​ber·​mann-Bur·​chard reaction | \ ˈlēbərmənˈbu̇(ə)rˌkärt-\

Definition of Liebermann-Burchard reaction

: 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Liebermann-Burchard reaction

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Liebermann-Burchard reaction

Share Liebermann-Burchard reaction

Resources for Liebermann-Burchard reaction

Statistics for Liebermann-Burchard reaction

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Liebermann-Burchard reaction

What made you want to look up Liebermann-Burchard reaction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


irregularly rounded

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!