Definition of diene in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪiːn


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.


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

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