A hydrocarbon derived from an arene by abstraction of two hydrogen atoms from adjacent carbon atoms; thus 1,2-didehydroarene. Arynes are commonly represented with a formal triple bond. The analogous heterocyclic compounds are called heteroarynes or hetarynes. For example, benzyne:
Arynes are usually transient species.
See also: benzynes, dehydroarenes, heteroarynes
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