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Any of three gaseous isomeric ethylene hydrocarbons, C4H8, used principally in making synthetic rubbers. Also called butylene.
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(Elements & Compounds) a pungent colourless gas existing in four isomeric forms, all of which are used in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C4H8. Also called: butylene
[C20: from but(yl) + -ene]
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(ˈbyut lˌin)

also butene

any of three isomeric gaseous alkenes having the formula C4H8.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butene - any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers
isobutylene - used also in making gasoline components
polybutene, polybutylene - a polymer of butylene; used in lubricants and synthetic rubber
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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Table 2: Product distribution for the etherification of glycerol with 1-butene on Amberlyst-15 and S-200 catalysts [glycerol : 1- butene = 1:4, catalyst 10 wt% based on glycerol, at 100[degrees]C].
Orpic is looking to build a new plant that will produce ethylene, butene, polymers and gas.
The objectives of Yansab are to engage in manufacturing of petrochemical products (Ethylene, Ethylene Glycol, High Density Polyethylene, Low Linear Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Butene 1, Butene 2, MTBE and BTX) in accordance with its Articles of Association, and other applicable regulations in the Kingdom.
In one series of tests, EDI compared a standard five layer polyethylene structure having outer "cling" layers and a core consisting of three LLDPE layers with hexene, butene, and hexene co-monomer side chains, a 14 layer structure, with the core multiplied four times; and a 50 layer structure with the core multiplied 16 times.
Ras Lanuf has capacity to produce 330000 tpa ethylene, 170000 tpa PE, 130000 tpa mixed C-4 chemicals (butadiene, butene and butane), and 325000 tpa pyrolysis benzene.
C4 hydrocarbons show a good cracking ability on CEP-1, and butene is easier to convert than butane.
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