Reppe chemistry

Rep·​pe chemistry | \ ˈrepə- \

Definition of Reppe chemistry

: a branch especially of industrial chemistry that is based on reactions of acetylene under pressure and also of the products so obtained and that includes vinylation, ethynylation, polymerization to cyclic compounds, and carbonylation

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History and Etymology for Reppe chemistry

after Walter Reppe, born 1892 German chemist

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“Reppe chemistry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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