Adjective "olefinic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌəʊlɪˈfɪnɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'A metabolic epoxidation of the double bond in olefinic structures as shown in the case of vinyl chloride has been regarded as the common principle leading to their mutagenic and carcinogenic activities.'
  2. 'Essential oil hydrocarbons are usually olefinic and made up of isoprene units: terpenes, sesquiterpenes and diterpenes.'
  3. 'Here, a given lipid is assigned a coordinate in N-T space as dictated by the length of the chain on either side of the olefinic bond.'

Definitions

1. any member of the alkene series.

More examples(as adjective)

"grades can be olefinic."

Origin

(olefin)