car·​bon·​yl·​a·​tion (ˌ)kär-ˌbä-nə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce carbonylation (audio)
: the synthesis of a carbonyl compound especially by a reaction involving carbon monoxide

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carbonylation was in 1938

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“Carbonylation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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