Definition of dehydrogenation in US English:

dehydrogenation

noun

Chemistry
  • See dehydrogenate

    • ‘Benzene is manufactured industrially by dehydrogenation and dealkylation of appropriate fractions of petroleum.’
    • ‘A second dehydrogenation turns acetaldehyde into acetic acid, aka vinegar, which gets digested as usual.’
    • ‘The entire process simulation - alcohol dehydrogenation, carbonyl polishing and distillation - was operated continuously for eight weeks.’
    • ‘Industrially, they are mainly manufactured as the products of the dehydrogenation, or oxidation, of secondary alcohols.’
    • ‘Manufacture of ketones can also be carried out by the dehydrogenation of a secondary alcohol at high temperature.’

Pronunciation

dehydrogenation

/ˌdēhīˌdräjəˈnāSH(ə)n//ˌdihaɪˌdrɑdʒəˈneɪʃ(ə)n/