de·​riv·​a·​ti·​za·​tion də-ˌri-və-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce derivatization (audio)
: the conversion of a chemical compound into a derivative (as for identification)
derivatize transitive verb

Examples of derivatization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trouble is that the threshold for using such derivatization reagents on Mars is exceedingly high. Derek Smith, Scientific American, 17 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of derivatization was in 1937

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“Derivatization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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