[ byoot-l-een ]
/ ˈbyut lˌin /
Also butene. any of three isomeric, gaseous hydrocarbons having the formula C4H8, of the alkene series.
containing the butylene group.
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Example sentences from the Web for butylene
It has been found that butylene oxide is significantly less toxic than 15 either of the two commonly used oxides.U.S. Patent 4,293,314: Gelled Fuel-Air Explosive|Bertram O. Stull
British Dictionary definitions for butylene
/ (ˈbjuːtɪˌliːn) /
another name for butene
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Scientific definitions for butylene
[ byōōt′l-ēn′ ]
Any of three gaseous hydrocarbons that consist of four carbon atoms in a chain with a double bond between two of the carbons. They are part of the alkene series. Butylenes are used to make synthetic rubber. Chemical formula: C4H8.
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