Sarcosine ethyl ester hydrochloride, It is used as intermediate in the synthesis of antienzyme agents for toothpaste. Found to be a marker for prostate cancer bioagression. It can be used to produce N-methyl-N-nitroso-glycine ethyl ester. This reaction will need reagent NaNO2, and the menstruum H2O and aq. acetic acid.
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