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(Chemistry) chem a gas that is an isomer of butylene and which is used in the manufacture of butyl rubber. Formula: (CH3)2C=CH2


(ˌaɪ səˈbyut lˌin)

a colorless, very volatile liquid or flammable gas, C4H8, used chiefly in the manufacture of butyl rubber.
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Noun1.isobutylene - used also in making gasoline components
butene, butylene - any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers
butyl - a hydrocarbon radical (C4H9)
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These include the development of processes to make linear alkylbenzene (LAB) for a new generation of biodegradable detergents, and the Oleflex propane dehydrogenation process, which efficiently converts propane into propylene and isobutane into isobutylene.
It is comprised of bactericidally active cationic compounds comprising a benzyl C12-C16 alkyl dimethyl quaternary ammonium cationic compound in its chloride salt form and an alkyl dimethyl hydroxyl ethyl ammonium chloride; bleach; a resoil prevention polymer selected from homo polymer or copolymer, which includes one or more monomers selected from acrylic, sulfonate styrene, maleic anhydride, methacrylic, isobutylene, styrene and ester monomers; and water.
The co-monomers may be fluorinated monomers or olefins such as ethylene, propylene, and Isobutylene.
Several Catofin units using HGM for isobutylene production have gone on-stream since 2011, all confirming the advantages of HGM technology at full commercial scale.
This has units producing polyethylene, synthetic rubbers, latex, propylene glycol, pyrolysis benzene and fractions of butene, butylene and isobutylene.
Additionally, the company said that the project is part of the new refinery and petrochemicals integrated development (RAPID) project in Johor, Malaysia, and the technology for the steam cracker complex consisting of ethylene, butadiene, benzene, isobutylene and MTBE units will be provided by Lummus Technology.
This can later be used to produce isobutylene by dehydration, which eliminates the dependency on crude oil in rubber production.
The units are to produce 684 metric tonnes per annum (MTA) of isobutylene and 950 MTA of propylene.
India, June 22 -- Vinati Organics has commenced operations of its new plant of isobutylene (IB) with an installed capacity of 12,000 MT at its Lote plant in Maharashtra.
said Thursday it has signed a contract with Brazil's Compania Petroquimica do Sul to import ethyl tertiary butyl ether, a compound of ethanol and isobutylene, from Brazil.
The alloy combines the flexibility and elasticity of thermoset rubber (a brominated copolymer of isobutylene and paramethylstyrene) with the low air permeability of a thermoplastic.
ETBE, an oxygenated component, is made by combining plant-derived ethanol with a petroleum product, isobutylene.