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[fen-l-een, feen-]
adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing a phenylene group.
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Origin of phenylene

First recorded in 1885–90; phenyl + -ene
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Historical Examples of phenylene

  • Glauber's salt, then diazotised and develop with phenylene diamine.

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics

    Franklin Beech

  • Glauber's salt, then diazotise and develop with phenylene diamine.

  • After dyeing, diazotise and develop with phenylene diamine as described above.

  • They may even be diazotised and developed with beta-naphthol and phenylene diamine.

  • Phenylene diamine can be used with the addition to the developing bath of acetic acid or soda.

phenylene in Science


[fĕnə-lēn′, fēnə-]
  1. The radical C6H4, derived from benzene by removal of two hydrogen atoms.
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