Definition of diene in English:

diene

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪiːn
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • An unsaturated hydrocarbon containing two double bonds between carbon atoms.
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    • They had reacted a conjugated diene with a simple alkene to generate a cycloalkane.
    • The formation of conjugated dienes occurs when free radicals attack the hydrogens of methylene groups separating double bonds and leading to a rearrangement of the bonds.
    • They found that the lead catalyst was effective in reacting the well known Si-containing reagent Danishefsky's diene with various aldehydes to produce dihydropyrone hetero-cycles.

Origin

early 20th century: from di-1 'two' + -ene.

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