Liebermann–Burchard reaction

noun Lie·ber·mann–Bur·chard reaction \ˈlēbərmənˈbu̇(ə)rˌkärt-\

Definition of Liebermann–Burchard reaction

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of liebermann–burchard reaction

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


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