alkylation definition

  • noun:
    • an ongoing process in which an alkyl group is added to or replaced in a compound, as in the reaction of alkenes with alkanes which will make high-octane fuels.
    • Any reaction for which an alkyl team is added to a molecule; utilized in the production of high-octane petroleum fuels.
    • the entire process of introducing an alkyl instead of hydrogen.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "alkylation"
    • Solid acid alkylation processes are emerging…
    • View More
  • Etymologically Related for "alkylation"
  • Same Context for "alkylation"
53 votes

How would you define alkylation?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!