protection of a reactive group
Temporary chemical @[email protected] of a reactive group into a group that does not react under conditions where the non-protected group reacts.
For example, trimethylsilylation is a typical @[email protected] used to protect reactive functional groups, such as hydroxy or amino groups, from their reaction with growing anionic species in @[email protected]
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. (Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 894 [Terms] [Paper]