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TWD : Glossary: alkylating agent


alkylating agent


A compound causing the substitution of an alkyl group (usually methyl or ethyl) for an active hydrogen atom in an organic compound. Many chemical mutagens are alkylating agents (King et al. 2006). Any of a group of chemical compounds that react with another compound so as to introduce an alkyl group into the second compound (Oxford 2006). See ‘mutagen’.


Created at 20/03/2013 11:31 by System Account
Last modified at 20/03/2013 11:31 by System Account