Propylation is a derivatization technique in which the analyte species
is transformed by adding propyl groups. For this alkylation either a
Grignard reagent based on propylmagnesium or sodium tetrapropylborate
can be used. Propylation is especially usefull for the analysis of
methyl- or ethyl-species, for which methylation or ethylation would
destroy molecular information.
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