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Nitrosation is a process of converting organic compounds into nitroso derivatives, i.e. compounds containing the R-NO functionality.
Additional recommended knowledge
N-nitrosamines, including the carcinogenic variety, arise from the reaction of nitrite sources with amino compounds. Typically this reaction proceeds via the attack of the nitrosonium electrophile on an amine:
Formation of an N-nitrosamine
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