alkylenes

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00227
  1. An old term, which is not recommended, for @A00224@, especially those of low @M04000@.
  2. An old term for alkanediyl groups commonly but not necessarily having the free valencies on adjacent carbon atoms, e.g. –CH(CH3)CH2 propylene (systematically called propane-1,2-diyl).
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307.(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1314 [Terms] [Paper]