hydroformylation

hydroformylation

[hahy-druh-fawr-muh-ley-shuhn]
noun
the addition of a hydrogen atom and the formyl group to a double bond of a hydrocarbon by reaction with a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst.

Origin:
1945–50; hydro-2 + formyl + -ation

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