Valylene

Valylene

Val"yl*ene\, n. [Valerian + -yl.] (Chem.) A volatile liquid hydrocarbon, C5H6, related to ethylene and acetylene, but possessing the property of unsaturation in the third degree. It is the only known member of a distinct series of compounds. It has a garlic odor.
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