alkylene

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alkylene (plural alkylenes)

  1. (obsolete, organic chemistry) An alkene.
  2. (obsolete, organic chemistry) An alkanediyl functional group, especially one having the free valencies of adjacent carbon atoms.

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This is not obsolete in the functional group usage for chemical patent claims and descriptions; used along with alkenylene and alkynylene.

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