nucleophilic reagent

nucleophilic reagent

[¦nü·klē·ō¦fil·ik rē′ā·jənt]
(physical chemistry)
A reactant that gives up electrons, or a share in electrons, to other molecules or ions in the course of a chemical reaction.
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Alkylation of dimethylamine referred to [S.sub.N]2 nucleophilic substitution reaction of allyl chloride with nucleophilic reagent dimethylamine [9].
The nucleophilic reagent was allyldimethylamine with weaker alkality and stronger steric effect than dimethylamine, so this reaction needed a higher temperature [17].
Particularly, [H.sub.2]O induces backside attack of the leaving groups as nucleophilic reagents. Fracturing of old bonds and formation of new bonds simultaneously proceed.