de·​hy·​dro·​ge·​na·​tion | \ ˌdē-(ˌ)hī-ˌdrä-jə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce dehydrogenation (audio) , (ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drə-jə-\

Definition of dehydrogenation

: the removal of hydrogen from a chemical compound

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Other Words from dehydrogenation

dehydrogenate \ ˌdē-​(ˌ)hī-​ˈdrä-​jə-​ˌnāt How to pronounce dehydrogenate (audio) , (ˌ)dē-​ˈhī-​drə-​jə-​ \ transitive verb

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Enterprise already is building a isobutane dehydrogenation plant in Mont Belvieu to create isobutylene that's used to make lubricants, rubber products, gasoline components and more. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Enterprise Products expanding NGL facilities in Houston and Permian," 9 Jan. 2018 Enterprise also will finish construction this month on its new propane dehydrogenation plant in Mont Belvieu to churn out propylene, which is a primary building block of many plastics and chemicals. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Enterprise Products' profits dip slightly from Harvey," 2 Nov. 2017 But, yes, PDH (propane dehydrogenation) and polypropylene is the next project. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "LyondellBasell plans new $2B chemicals and plastics project along Gulf Coast," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dehydrogenation

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dehydrogenation was in 1866

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