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hydroformylation

[hahy-druh-fawr-muh-ley-shuh n]
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.
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Origin of hydroformylation

First recorded in 1945–50; hydro-2 + formyl + -ation
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