Reppe chemistry

noun

Rep·​pe chemistry
ˈrepə-
: 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

Etymology

after Walter Reppe, born 1892 German chemist

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“Reppe chemistry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Reppe%20chemistry. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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