alkylene

noun

al·​kyl·​ene
ˈalkəˌlēn
plural -s
1
: a bivalent saturated aliphatic radical (such as ethylene) regarded as derived from an alkene by opening of the double bond or from an alkane by removal of two hydrogen atoms from different carbon atoms
2
: alkene

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + -ene

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkylene was in 1886

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“Alkylene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkylene. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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