It may be condensed to a liquid, which boils at about o° C. It is a powerful methylating agent, reacting with water to form methyl alcohol, and converting acetic acid into methylacetate, hydrochloric acid into methyl chloride, hydrocyanic acid into acetonitrile, and phenol into anisol, nitrogen being eliminated in each case.
Dimethylparabanic acid (cholesterophane), C0[NCH 3 C0] 2, is formed by oxidizing caffeine or by methylating parabanic acid.
The conversion of the mixture obtained by extracting coca-leaves into cocaine is effected by saponifying the esters into ecgonine and the respective acids, and then benzoylating and methylating the ecgonine.
Members agreed that malathion was a DNA methylating agent.
methylatee happens if you lack ' methylating agents ' in your diet, such as vitamin B12 and folic acid.