Liebermann-Burchard test


Lie·​ber·​mann-Bur·​chard test
: 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

called also Liebermann-Burchard reaction

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“Liebermann-Burchard test.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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