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The portion of an original liquid that remains after other components have been dissolved by a solvent.
, to refine
; see raffinose
(Chemistry) the liquid left after a solute has been extracted by solvent extraction
[C20: from French raffiner to refine + -ate1]
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7] in technical grade (purity [greater than or equal to] 99%) were supplied as raffinates
of aromatic removing units of petrochemical complexes in Iran.
The company's products include Butadiene, Butene-1, MTBE and C4 Raffinates
, which are major raw materials of downstream petrochemical processes such as the manufacturing of synthetic rubbers and plastic resins.
The balance of the crude is sold as raffinates
, which are used as gasoline octane enhancers in the petroleum fuel industry.