Definition of halogenation in English:

halogenation

noun

Chemistry
  • See halogenate

    • ‘For example, the halogenation of acetone proceeds via the enol: the keto form does not react directly.’
    • ‘For example, halogenation of ethylene provides dichloroethane which can lose an HCl to give a chlorinated ethylene used in the production of poly(vinyl choride) or PVC.’
    • ‘To check for artifactual halogenation of proteins, each batch of samples subjected to hydrolysis contained an additional sample of albumin.’
    • ‘The nonhalogenated squaraine 3 was inactive, indicating that halogenation of the squaraines is essential for the generation of SSB under cell-free conditions.’

Pronunciation

halogenation

/halədʒɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/