isosynthesis

isosynthesis

[¦ī·sō′sin·thə·səs]
(organic chemistry)
A process in which mixtures of hydrogen and carbon monoxide are reacted over a thorium oxide catalyst (sometimes mixed with additional substances) to produce branched hydrocarbons.
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