chapter  6
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Acetylation

WithW. W. Weber, G. N. Levy, D. W. Hein

Toward the end of the last century, physiological chemists discovered that chemicals taken into the body are subjected to definite biotransformations and are usually excreted in the urine as conjugates. During that period, biological acetylation was identified by the German organic chemist, Rudolf Cohn (1893), as one of the major conjugation reactions of humans and animal species.