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

  • n. The breaking of a chemical bond in an organic molecule with the simultaneous addition of a hydrogen atom to each of the resulting molecular fragments.

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  • n. the cleavage of a molecule, especially that of a carbon-carbon bond, with the addition of hydrogen atoms to the fragments


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  • The N-N bond can be cleaved by hydrogenolysis over clausenamide, which is used in the treatment of viral hepatitis in 13 steps.

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