electrophilic reagent

electrophilic reagent

[i¦lek·trō¦fil·ik rē′a·jənt]
(physical chemistry)
A reactant which accepts an electron pair from a molecule, with which it forms a covalent bond.
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An electrophilic reagent, N-hydroxysuccinimide, and a dehydrating-condensing agent, 3-dimethylaminopropyl-carbodiimide hydrochloride, are added.
It is quite different from the reaction of R and 5MR with formaldehyde and refers to the decisive factor of the reactivity of methylol electrophilic reagent on reaction rate.
These compounds have resulted from the condensation-cyclization of dilithiated 2-tetralone oxime with electrophilic reagents, primarily aromatic esters, or select ketones.