noun al·ke·nyl·a·tion \ˌal-kə-ˌni-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of alkenylation


  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of alkenylation

alkenyl + -ation

First Known Use: 1973

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a brief usually trivial fact

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