Definition of metalation in English:

metalation

(also metallation)

noun

Chemistry
  • The introduction of a metal atom into a compound; specifically the replacement of a hydrogen atom by a metal atom in an organic (usually aromatic) compound, forming a carbon-metal bond; an instance of this.

Origin

1930s. From metal + -ation. Compare French métallation.

Pronunciation

metalation

/ˌmɛtəˈleɪʃn/