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alkylation

[al-kuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌæl kəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the replacement of a hydrogen atom in an organic compound by an alkyl group.
2.
the addition of a paraffin to an olefin, done in the manufacture of gasoline.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; alkyl + -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for alkylation

alkylation

/ˌælkɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the attachment of an alkyl group to an organic compound, usually by the addition or substitution of a hydrogen atom or halide group
2.
the addition of an alkane hydrocarbon to an alkene in producing high-octane fuels
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alkylation in Medicine

alkylation al·kyl·a·tion (āl'kə-lā'shən)
n.
A process in which one or more alkyl groups are substituted for hydrogen atoms in an organic compound.

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