acetylating agent

acetylating agent

[ə′sed·əl‚āt·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(organic chemistry)
A reagent, such as acetic anhydride, capable of bonding an acetyl group onto an organic molecule.
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We hypothesized that the acetate buffer used for enzymatic hydrolysis may act as an acetylating agent to chemically convert morphine to 6AM.
12) Cellulose acetate was produced through homogeneous acetylation of cellulose from SCB cellulose, which uses acetic anhydride as acetylating agent, acetic acid as solvent, and sulfuric acid as catalyst (13).
Protection of 1-butanol with different acetylating agents catalyzed by [H.
Table 2 describes protection of 1-butanol with different acetylating agents catalyzed by [H.