One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for propylene
- ‘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.’
- ‘Higher alkenes take their names from the corresponding alkanes: propene, butene, etc.’
- ‘It makes propene by reacting ethene and 2-butene metathetically.’
- ‘Another major epoxide, propylene oxide, comes from propene reacting with organic hydroperoxides (more reactive equivalents of hydrogen peroxides).’
Mid 19th century: blend of propane and alkene.
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