Definition of oxychlorination in English:

oxychlorination

noun

Chemistry
  • A chlorination reaction which uses oxygen as one of the reactants; specifically the chlorination of alkenes or alkanes using hydrogen chloride, oxygen, and a copper chloride catalyst.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Journal Applied Chemistry. From oxy- + chlorination.

Pronunciation

oxychlorination

/ˌɒksɪˌklɒrɪˈneɪʃn//ˌɒksɪˌklɔːrɪˈneɪʃn/