Dehydrogenation

Dehydrogenation

[dee-hahy-druh-juh-neyt, dee-hahy-droj-uh-]
Dehydrogenation is a chemical reaction that involves the elimination of hydrogen (H2). 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.

References

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry, Jerry March, 1162-1173.

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