from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To add one or more alkyl groups to (a compound).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To add one or more alkyl groups to a compound, especially by reacting with an alkylating agent

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To introduce an alkyl in place of a hydrogen atom.


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  • It is not technically possible to produce only alkylate in a oil refinery and not legally permitted for California refineries to import alkylate and export FCC naphtha and Platformate/CNR naphtha to other states due to “antidumping” laws in environmental legislation.

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  • The difference in carbon dioxide production between FCC naphtha, alkylate and CNR naphtha is trivial.

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  • (Propylene is used to make alkylate blending components for the high-octane gasoline used in the summer months.)

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  • You can't wait to alkylate But first you must deprotonate You add a mole of LDA To overcome that pKa Whoa, you like to think it will react with the stuff, oh yeah It's closer to the truth to say you can't add enough You know you're gonna have to face it, it's resistant to base. - Articles related to 'Invest in research in agriculture to tackle food insecurity'

  • In the run-up to the summer driving season, an increased amount of propylene at oil refineries is diverted into the manufacture of high-octane alkylate gasoline, leaving less available for polypropylene production.

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  • "This represents a minimal percentage of the total alkylate produced by the national refining circuit," the company said.

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  • Also, at Yorktown, we reduced our purchased alkylate usage and lowered our transportation costs which should result in a savings of approximately $54 million per year. Home Page

  • But again, practically speaking, I don't think you'll find benzene in US avgas ... when you blend alkylate, toluene, and butane to make avgas, there's no source for benzene ... unless you've somehow found the world's * worst* toluene supplier!


  • Indeed, gasoline could be formulated to meet federal pollution standards without the addition of ethanol by increasing its alkylate content.

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  • We significantly reduced our need for alkylate, which resulted in the savings of approximately $2.5 million per month. Home Page


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