al·​kyl·​am·​mo·​ni·​um ¦al-kə-lə-¦mō-nē-əm How to pronounce alkylammonium (audio)
plural alkylammoniums
: 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

Word History


alkyl entry 1 + ammonium

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkylammonium was in 1887

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“Alkylammonium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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