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hydroformylation

[hahy-druh-fawr-muh-ley-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ drəˌfɔr məˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
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
1945-1950
1945-50; hydro-2 + formyl + -ation
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