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noun 
  1. (chemistry) The process of cyclize, cyclizing, of becoming or causing to become aromatic.
    • 1936, Aristid V. Grosse, "Dehydrogenation of Hydrocarbons", US Patent 2148129 http://www.google.com/patents?id=leFGAAAAEBAJ, page 1:
      "The dehydrogenation reactions may involve isomerization and as well as the formation of olefins and unsaturated compounds generally."
    • (chemistry) Any reaction that results in the formation of a ring.
    • 1962, Rudolph J. Angelo, "Linearly Fused Polycyclic Polymers and Process", US Patent 3245974 http://www.google.com/patents?id=CTplAAAAEBAJ, page 2 col. 5:
      "It is convenient to run the cyclizations at a temperature between 25° C. and 100° C."
Translations: 
  • German: Ringschlussreaktion
Etymology: (suffix, cyclize, ation)


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