dealkylate

dealkylate

[dē′al·kə‚lāt]
(chemistry)
To remove alkyl groups from a compound.
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In one, high molecular weight compounds, such as asphaltenes and resins, when subjected to high temperatures, tend to dealkylate straight chain compounds and CH2 groups, leaving behind a residue of carbon with a highly disordered, cross-linked structure or with many small graphite crystals in a matrix of amorphous carbon and asphalt.
A nonapeptide derived from stannin containing the sequence Cys-Trp-Cys was able to dealkylate TMT, followed by binding of the resulting DMT.