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propene Syllabification: pro·pene
Pronunciation: /ˈprōˌpēn/

Definition of propene in English:


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.


Mid 19th century: blend of propane and alkene.

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