Definition of propene in English:

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propene

Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊpiːn/

noun

Chemistry
Another term for propylene.
Example sentences
  • The methods of its synthesis include oxidation of 2-propanol (isopropyl alcohol), the hydration of propene, and as a co-product (with phenol) of the O 2 oxidation of cumene.
  • Another major epoxide, propylene oxide, comes from propene reacting with organic hydroperoxides (more reactive equivalents of hydrogen peroxides).
  • Higher alkenes take their names from the corresponding alkanes: propene, butene, etc.

Origin

Mid 19th century: blend of propane and alkene.

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