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Acylation
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Acylation

In chemistry, acylation is the process of adding an acyl group to a compound. The compound providing the acyl group is called the acylating agent.

Because they forms a strong electrophile when treated with some metal catalysts, ethanoyl halides are commonly used as acylating agents. For example, Friedel-Crafts acylation uses ethanol chloride (CH3COCl) as the agent to add an acyl group to benzene:

Succinic acid is also commonly used in a specific type of acylation called succination. Oversuccination occurs when more than one succinate adds to a single compound.

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