Definition of Butene

1. Noun. Any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers.

Exact synonyms: Butylene
Specialized synonyms: Isobutylene, Polybutene, Polybutylene
Generic synonyms: Gas



Definition of Butene

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any of several forms of butylene. ¹

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Definition of Butene

1. butylene [n -S] - See also: butylene

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Butene

butchershops
butches
butchest
butching
butchings
butchly
butchness
butchnesses
butchy
bute
butea gum
butea kino
butenafine
butenal
butene (current term)
butenes
butenoate
butenoates
butenoic
butenoic acid
butenol
butenolide
butenolides
butenyl
butenylidene
butenyls
buteo
buteonine
buteonines

Literary usage of Butene

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"/Areo-2-Bromo-3-butyl chloride was prepared from r-butyl hypobromite, lithium chloride, and c/j-butene-2 in a ternary mixture of méthylène chloride, ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(b) Specifications and limitations. Poly1-butene ... (1) Specifications—(m) Infrared identif ication. Poly-1-butene ..."

3. A Manuel of the Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Carl Schorlemmer (1874)
"Pure butene is readily obtained by heating secondary butyl iodide with an ... butene combines readily with fuming hydriodic acid, secondary butyl iodide ..."

4. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"... butene-i or Ar-butene CHa— CH = CH—CH3 butene-2 or Aj—butene CH2 = C—CH3 2-Methyl propene-i or 2-Methyl Aj—propene CH3 Chemical Properties. ..."

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