Also butene. any of three isomeric, gaseous hydrocarbons having the formula C4H8, of the alkene series.
containing the butylene group.
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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
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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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