butylene :

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  • n  any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers

  • The basic refinery raw material for butadiene is butylene, and butylene can be had either circuitously by extracting it from butane (natural gas) or directly, by skimming it off .
  • Refineries process them into pure gases of butylene, propylene and ethylene.

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