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

Word History


alkenyl + -ation

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkenylation was in 1973

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“Alkenylation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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