Definition of propene in English:

propene

noun

Chemistry
  • another term for propylene
    • ‘Higher alkenes take their names from the corresponding alkanes: propene, butene, etc.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘It makes propene by reacting ethene and 2-butene metathetically.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: blend of propane and alkene.

Pronunciation:

propene

/ˈprōˌpēn/