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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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Preparation and characterization of some ionic liquids and their use in the dimerization reaction of 2-methylpropene, Faculty of Science of the University of Qulu, Acta University of Qulu A 480 (2007).
Henry's law constants and infintite dilution activity coefficients of propane, propene, butane, 2-methylpropane, 1-butene, 2-methylpropene, trans-2-butene, cis-2-butene, 1,3-butadiene, dimethyl ether, chloroethane, and 1,1-difluoroethane in 2-propen-l-ol.
MTBE is prepared by the acid-catalyzed addition of methanol to 2-methylpropene (Galvis, 2000), as follows: