carbonylation

noun
car·bon·yl·a·tion | \ (ˌ)kär-ˌbä-nə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of carbonylation 

: the synthesis of a carbonyl compound especially by a reaction involving carbon monoxide

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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