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Burchard-liebermann reaction

Definition

noun

A blue-green color produced by the reaction of acetic anhydride with unsaturated steroids (e.g. cholesterol) dissolved in chloroform, when a few drops of concentrated sulfuric acid are added.


Supplement

Variant: Liebermann-Burchard reaction

See also: Liebermann-Burchard test


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