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An arylene or arenediyl is a substituent of an organic compound that is derived from an aromatic hydrocarbon (arene) that has had a hydrogen atom removed from two ring carbon atoms,[1] such as phenylene.

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  1. ^ "Arylene groups". IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology. IUPAC. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  • Zhang W, Moore JS (July 2006). "Shape-persistent macrocycles: structures and synthetic approaches from arylene and ethynylene building blocks". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 45 (27): 4416–39. PMID 16770818. doi:10.1002/anie.200503988.