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Liebermann-Burchard reaction

 

Definition: a blue-green color produced by acetic anhydride with cholesterol (and other sterols) dissolved in chloroform, when a few drops of concentrated sulfuric acid are added.

Synonym(s): Liebermann-Burchard test

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