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butylate

[′byüd·əl‚āt]
(organic chemistry)
C11H23NOS A colorless liquid used as an herbicide for preplant control of weeds in corn.
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Dried-blood spots are generally extracted with methanol before butylation (9), but this step was not necessary to obtain adequate extraction for urine samples.
Butylation, which is also the method of choice for derivatization of acylcarnitines (15), amino acids (16), and acylglycines (17) before MS/MS analysis, offered the best combination of chromatographic behavior and fragmentation pattern, allowing complete separation of the two isomers at succinate concentrations up to 2000 [micro]mol/L.