acylation

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acylation

(ˌeɪsaɪˈleɪʃən)
n
(Chemistry) the introduction into a chemical compound of an acyl group
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Noun1.acylation - the process of introducing an acyl group into a compoundacylation - the process of introducing an acyl group into a compound
acetylation - the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound; "the acetylation of cyclooxygenase-2 by aspirin"
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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Ester interchange involving alkyl esters have been described rather slow and required a large excess of acylating agent to shift the equilibrium towards formation of the desired compound [27].
The role of NBS is not clear in the acetylation reaction but a plausible explanation is that NBS might act as a source for Br+ which in turn activates the carbonyl groups of acetic anhydride to produce the highly reactive acylating agent (CH3-CO-N-OCCH2CH2CO-).
Derouane [6,7] studied adsorption, reaction, and deactivation of zeolite H-BEA in the acetylation of anisole with acetic acid as the acylating agent.