Reppe chemistry

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of reppe chemistry

after Walter Reppe, born 1892 German chemist


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