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 (byo͞o′tə-dī′ēn′, -dī-ēn′)
A colorless, highly flammable hydrocarbon, C4H6, obtained from petroleum and used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless easily liquefiable flammable gas that polymerizes readily and is used mainly in the manufacture of synthetic rubbers. Formula: CH2:CHCH:CH2. Systematic name: buta-1,3-diene
[C20: from buta(ne) + di-1 + -ene]


(ˌbyu təˈdaɪ in, -daɪˈin)

a colorless, flammable gas, C4H6, used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber and paint and in organic synthesis.
[1895–1900; buta (ne) + di-1 + -ene]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butadiene - a gaseous hydrocarbon C4H6; used in making synthetic rubbers
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
chloroprene - derivative of butadiene used in making neoprene by polymerization
buna, buna rubber - made by polymerizing butadiene
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Polymeric forms of Type II coagents include poly(butadienes) with pendant vinyl unsaturation.
A telecbelic poly(butadiene) resin containing both in-chain vinyl and terminal acrylate ester groups was synthesized (PBD-DA).
These poly(butadienes) (PBds) comprise a matrix of two macrostructures at three molecular weights.
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Company's Hycar RLPs are functionalized butadiene and butadiene-acrylonitrile liquid polymers, which enhance properties of epoxy, polyester, urethane, acrylic, and bismaleimide resin systems.
Company's Stereon line of block copolymers of styrene and butadiene are used for impact modification of thermoplastic resins.
(13) Study of lithiated thioacetals as initiators for living anionic polymerization of butadiene or butadiene and styrene--polymerization and compounded polymer properties.
According to the petrochemical consulting firm Chemical Market Associates, in its recently completed 2005 World Butadiene Analysis, the global butadiene markets are undergoing a period of significant change.