hydrocarbons (and by extension, derivatives formed by substitution) having two double bonds from one carbon atom to two others R2C=C=CR2
. (The simplest member, propadiene, is known as allene).
See also: cumulenes, dienes
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. 'Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 1314 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199567081307)