butylene definition

  • noun:
    • some of three gaseous isomeric ethylene hydrocarbons, C4H8, made use of principally to make artificial rubbers.
    • some of three isomeric aliphatic alkenes containing four carbon atoms and another double-bond; their particular polymers are used as artificial plastic.
    • anyone of three metameric hydrocarbons, C4H8, associated with ethylene series. They are gaseous or easily liquefiable; -- called also butene.
    • the hypothetical divalent radical -(CH2)4-; -- utilized in combining types.
    • A hydrocarbon (C4H8) belonging to the olefine series. It is present in three isomeric kinds, which are gases at ordinary temperatures.
    • any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers

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