phenylene etymology

English word phenylene comes from English -ene

Detailed word origin of phenylene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ene English (eng) (organic chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon based on benzene.. (organic chemistry) An unsaturated hydrocarbon having at least one double bond; an alkene.. A polymer derived from an alkene.
phenylene English (eng) (chemistry) Any of three isomeric divalent aromatic radicals derived from benzene by removing two hydrogen atoms from the ortho-, meta- or para- positions.

Words with the same origin as phenylene

Descendants of -ene
-enyl acetylene anthranilic benz- benzene cyclobutadiene ethylene indene melene mesitylene mesitylol naphthalene neoprene polyphenylenevinylene polypropylene polystyrene polythene propylene pyrene styrene styrofoam terpene toluene trimesic