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An unsaturated hydrocarbon containing three double bonds between carbon atoms.
- ‘The double bond positions of 11 conjugated trienes were unambiguously located through a simple derivatization method amenable to nanogram-scale analyses.’
- ‘The cells contain histamine and trienes leukotrines (white cell, triple-bonded chemicals) that loosen cell joints and allow foreign proteins to enter deeply, causing lung tube spasm.’
- ‘They established that the conjugated triene was further hydrogenated to a non-conjugated diene and eventually to the monoene 18: 1 til (vaccenic acid) as was the c9, Ml CLA.’
- ‘However, trienes, whether substituted or not, are only extremely weakly fluorescent, whereas dienes are considered as nonfluorescent.’
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