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A colorless, highly flammable hydrocarbon, C4H6, obtained from petroleum and used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.
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(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]
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bu•ta•di•ene(ˌbyu təˈdaɪ in, -daɪˈin)
a colorless, flammable gas, C4H6, used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber and paint and in organic synthesis.
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|Noun||1.||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
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