Reppe chemistry


Rep·​pe 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

Word History


after Walter Reppe, born 1892 German chemist

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“Reppe chemistry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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