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An investigation of the efficiency of dimethyl sulphate as a methylating agent for carbohydrates Glennie, Douglas William

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Dimethyl sulphate has been used for carbohydrate methylation under various conditions of concentration, time and alkalinity in order to determine optimum reaction conditions. Mesquite gum was used as a representative water-soluble polysaccharide.

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