Moore, James Alexander Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Structure and names
- Source and preparation
- Chemical activity
- Reactions of metal complexes
- Allylic compounds
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A hydrocarbon that contains a carbon-carbon double bond (C C); dienes or polyenes contain two or more double bonds. The synonym olefin is often used, especially in connection with industrial-scale production and applications. The term unsaturated distinguishes compounds such as fats that contain double bonds from saturated molecules that do not.
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