is a chemical reaction that involves the elimination of hydrogen
). It is the reverse process of hydrogenation
. Dehydrogenation reactions may be either large scale industrial processes or smaller scale laboratory procedures.
There are a variety of classes of dehydrogenations:
Dehydrogenation converts saturated fats to unsaturated fats.
Enzymes that catalyze dehydrogenation are called dehydrogenases.
- Advanced Organic Chemistry, Jerry March, 1162-1173.