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Definition of "epoxidation" [epoxidation]

  • Any reaction that converts a compound (especially an alkene) into an epoxide (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "epoxidation" in a sentence
  • "His chirally catalyzed epoxidation and dihydroxylation reactions have given us new possibilities for also building complex molecules."
  • "He has made several important discoveries which here are exemplified by his chiral epoxidation."
  • "Many scientists have identified Sharpless 'epoxidation as the most important discovery in the field of synthesis during the past few decades."