Zimmermann reaction

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Zim·mer·mann re·ac·tion

(zim'er-mahn),
a chemical reaction between an alkaline solution of meta-dinitrobenzene and an active methylene group (carbon-16) of 17-ketosteroids; it is the basis of the 17-ketogenic steroid assay test; more generally, a reaction between methylene ketones and aromatic polynitro compounds in alkaline solutions.
Synonym(s): Zimmermann test
[W. Zimmermann]

Zimmermann reaction

[zim′ərman, tsim′ərmon]
Etymology: Wilhelm Zimmermann, German physician, b. 1910
a chromogen reaction previously used for detecting androgens with the 17-keto configuration. It involves a reaction between an alkaline solution of meta-dinitrobenzene and an active methylene group.

Zimmermann,

Wilhelm, German physician, 1910–.
Zimmermann reaction - a chemical reaction between methylene ketones and aromatic polynitro compounds in alkaline solutions. Synonym(s): Zimmermann test
Zimmermann test - Synonym(s): Zimmermann reaction