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Any of several isomeric hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum and used to make polymers and in organic synthesis.
- ‘Cracking crude oil based feedstocks such as naphtha or gas oil yields higher ratios of the ethylene co-products propylene, butylenes and butadiene plus the aromatic products benzene, toluene, xylenes along with other co-products.’
- ‘Did your run across any work on the concentration of butylenes by absorption prior to alkylation?’
- ‘Therefore if all the caustic soluble oxygen re-entered the butylenes in the extractor, the butylenes would contain far less than the 20 wppm. maximum specification.’
- ‘These alkoxynitriles are known from the above patents to dissolvebutadiene - 1,3 in preference to the less unsaturated butylenes and butanes.’
- ‘Its production can be increased by the same methods discussed above to increase the yield of total butylenes.’
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