butane


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bu·tane

 (byo͞o′tān′)
n.
Either of two isomers of a gaseous hydrocarbon, C4H10, produced synthetically from petroleum and used as a household fuel, refrigerant, and aerosol propellant and in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.

butane

(ˈbjuːteɪn; bjuːˈteɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable gaseous alkane that exists in two isomeric forms, both of which occur in natural gas. The stable isomer, n-butane, is used mainly in the manufacture of rubber and fuels (such as Calor Gas). Formula: C4H10
[C19: from but(yl) + -ane]

bu•tane

(ˈbyu teɪn, byuˈteɪn)

n.
a colorless, flammable gas, C4H10, used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber and as fuel.
[1870–75]

bu·tane

(byo͞o′tān′)
An organic compound, C4H10, found in natural gas and produced from petroleum. Butane is used as a fuel, refrigerant, and propellant in aerosol cans.

butyl (byo͞o′təl) adjective
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butane - occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin series, paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
Translations
butan
butaani
bútan
butan
butan
butan

butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn]
A. Nbutano m (US) (for camping) → camping gas m
B. CPD butane gas Ngas m butano

butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butane m

butane

nButan nt

butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butano
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In December 2017, the consumption of butane gas reached 375,800 tonnes compared with 386,300 tonnes in December 2016, down by 11,000 tonnes.
Fritz Blanco, chief of the Bohol CIDG, said Lim was involved in the sale of LPG contained in butane canisters.
The Ameriya LPG Recovery Plant in Alexandria area, owned by GASCO, can run 297 MCF/d of WD and Western ND gas to produce 196,000 t/y of butane for the local market, and 11,000 t/y of condensate for the local refineries.
They're dicanting [the process of transferring the LPG to empty butane canisters] secretly right inside their houses using only an 11-kilogram LPG tank,' said Algerico Tabacon, who said he first cracked the process in a trial-and-error experiment in 1998.
Luad was supposed to deliver the butane canisters to Jomar Gicali in nearby Minglanilla town.
Spokesman Tony Duffin said: "It's cheap and accessible so unfortunately inhaling butane has become part of some people's daily drug use.
Kevin Tveisme, 28, of Portland, was injured in 2013 when his furnace clicked on, igniting butane vapor.
His inquest in Llangefni heard that canisters of butane gas were found next to his bed, where he was discovered by his sister.
The court was told she had been invited over to the house by one of her friends and all four inhaled butane, which can make a person high.
At first glance it is not immediately clear how butane would make US refiners more competitive.
Des employes des unites de remplissage de gaz butane ont indique qu'ils vont poursuivre leurs activites d'une facon normale, alors que de nombreux commercants de la region affirment qu'ils ont constate une absence nette des camions de distribution des bouteilles de gaz butane, emettant l'espoir que cette greve ne durera pas longtemps, afin qu'il n'y ait pas de crise dans l'approvisionnement de ce produit vital.