Compounds that contain two fixed double bonds (usually assumed to be between carbon
atoms). Dienes in which the two double-bond units are linked by one single bond are
termed conjugated, e.g.
buta-1,3-diene. Dienes in which the double bonds are adjacent are called cumulative,
buta-1,2-diene. Those in which one or more of the unsaturated carbon atoms is replaced
by a heteroatom may be called heterodienes.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
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