Q 12.16     Describe the following.

         (i)      Acetylation 

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M manish

Acetylation-
The addition of acetyl functional group (CH_{3}CO-) in an organic compound is called acetylation. Acetic anhydride((CH_{3}CO)_{2}CO) and acetyl chloride              (CH_{3}COCl) are mostly used as acetylating agents. This reaction is happens in presence of a base such as pyridine etc.

 

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