di ethyl sulphate reagent or not explain this?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, the definition of reagent is:

    re·agent (rē ā′jənt)


    Chem. a substance used to detect or measure another substance or to convert one substance into another by means of the reaction which it causes

    Diethyl sulfate is used as an alkylating agent to prepare ethyl derivatives of phenols, amines, and thiols.

    An alkylating agent is the transfer of an alkyl group from one molecule to another. Alkylating agents are widely used in chemistry because the alkyl group is probably the most common group encountered in organic molecules

    Thus the definition of reagent above is satisfied

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