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carbonylation

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noun car·bon·yl·a·tion \(ˌ)kär-ˌbä-nə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of carbonylation

  1. :  the synthesis of a carbonyl compound especially by a reaction involving carbon monoxide



1946

First Known Use of carbonylation

1946


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