noun al·kyl·am·mo·ni·um \¦al-kə-lə-¦mō-nē-əm, -nyəm\

Definition of alkylammonium



  1. :  a compound of one or more alkyl radicals combined with ammonium The organic-inorganic crystal layers are made up of a two-dimensional network of corner-sharing octahedra self-organized quantum wells and layers of alkylammonium chains. — Sunny Bains, Electronic Engineering Times, 19 Mar. 2001

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Origin and Etymology of alkylammonium

1alkyl + ammonium

First Known Use: 1887

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