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How to character escape XAttribute values for valid XML?

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I am creating some XML using XDocument that will then be transformed.
However I get errors like:
Name cannot begin with the '<' character, hexadecimal value 0x3C. Line 8, position 13.

The reason is my XML is invalid because it has special characters in it.
Is there a way to char escape theses when creating LINQ for XML?
XElement xroot=new XElement("node");
xroot.Add(new XAttribute("nodeDesc","funny chars <test>"</t334est> description that makes xml invalid for a xslt transform!"));
string output=xroot.ToString();

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