carbonylation

noun
car·​bon·​yl·​a·​tion | \ (ˌ)kär-ˌbä-nə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce carbonylation (audio) \

Definition of carbonylation

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

First Known Use of carbonylation

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Carbonylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbonylation. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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