Definition of propylene in English:

propylene

Line breaks: pro|pyl¦ene
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊpɪliːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A gaseous hydrocarbon of the alkene series, made by cracking alkanes.
  • Alternative name: propene; chemical formula: C3H6
More example sentences
  • Specimens were dehydrated in a graded series of ethyl alcohol and propylene oxide solutions and embedded in araldite.
  • New metallocene catalysts are used in the preparation of new plastics, including new methods for the polymerization of alkenes such as ethylene and propylene.
  • Another major epoxide, propylene oxide, comes from propene reacting with organic hydroperoxides (more reactive equivalents of hydrogen peroxides).

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