al·​ke·​nyl·​a·​tion | \ ˌal-kə-ˌni-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce alkenylation (audio) \

Definition of alkenylation

: the act or process of combining with an alkenyl radical The authors expect the linker to be useful for many reactions of arenes. Already they have demonstrated its application to a variety of reactions, including synthesis of tert-butyl cinnamate … through palladium-catalyzed alkenylation of bromobenzene.— Maureen Roubi, Chemical & Engineering News, 21 Dec. 1998

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First Known Use of alkenylation

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkenylation

alkenyl + -ation

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“Alkenylation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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