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Activating Reagents and Protecting Groups

Chemfiles Volume 1 Article 3

The use of activating agents and protecting groups in organic synthesis is necessary to prevent unwanted side reactions from occurring when using other common reagents such as oxidizing or reducing agents. Another use is to prevent the undesired activation of a chemical functionality when more than one such group exists in the reactant molecule. Aldrich has a wide selection of activating reagents and protecting groups for use in your research.

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