Definition of alkylene in English:

alkylene

noun

Chemistry
  • An alkene or olefin; a divalent radical or group derived from an alkene by the loss of two hydrogen atoms. Chiefly attributive or as a formative element in names of compounds.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edgar Fahs Smith (1854–1928). From alkyl + -ene, after German Alkylen.

Pronunciation

alkylene

/ˈalkɪliːn/