di ethyl sulphate reagent or not explain this?
- biire2uLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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