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tr.v. al·kyl·at·ed, al·kyl·at·ing, al·kyl·ates
To add one or more alkyl groups to (a compound).

al′kyl·a′tion (-kə-lā′shən) n.


1. (Chemistry) the attachment of an alkyl group to an organic compound, usually by the addition or substitution of a hydrogen atom or halide group
2. (Chemistry) the addition of an alkane hydrocarbon to an alkene in producing high-octane fuels


(ˌæl kəˈleɪ ʃən)

1. the replacement of a hydrogen atom in an organic compound by an alkyl.
2. the addition of an alkane to an alkene.
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The general reaction of Friedel-Crafts alkylation reactions is shown in Scheme 1 [16].
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Alkylation of ketones and imines, asymmetric allylic alkylation, phase-transfer catalysis, radical reactions and enzymatic methods.
Project: Liquid Phase Alkylation of Benzene with Ethylene
Samson had spent most of her career focusing her attention on the response to alkylation of DNA repair genes such as MAG1.
The degree of alkylation (alkyl group/amide group of PMIA, R/CONH) was determined from nitrogen content of the product analyzed by a semi-micro Kjeldahl method.