catalytic reforming

A process for increasing the octane number of naphthas. It involves isomerization of alkanes, dehydrogenation of cyclohexanes to aromatic hydrocarbons, isomerization and dehydrogenation of alkylcyclopentanes, and dehydrocyclization of alkanes.
PAC, 1976, 46, 71 (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units - Appendix II. Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. Part II: Heterogeneous Catalysis) on page 86