acylation

acylate

[as-uh-leyt]
verb (used with object), acylated, acylating. Chemistry.
to introduce the acyl group into (a compound).

Origin:
acyl + -ate1

acylation, noun
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acylation (ˌeɪsaɪˈleɪʃən)
 
n
the introduction into a chemical compound of an acyl group

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