Definition of Propylene

1. Noun. A flammable gas obtained by cracking petroleum; used in organic synthesis.

Exact synonyms: Propene
Generic synonyms: Gas



Definition of Propylene

1. n. A colorless gaseous hydrocarbon (C3H6) of the ethylene series, having a garlic odor. It occurs in coal gas, and is produced artificially in various ways. Called also propene.

Definition of Propylene

1. Noun. (organic compound) The common name for the organic chemical compound propene. An alkene which is a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C3H6. ¹

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Definition of Propylene

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Propylene

propwash deflection unit
propyl
propyl alcohol
propyl group
propyl radical
propyla
propylaea
propylaeum
propylaeums
propylamine
propylamines
propylammonium
propylammoniums
propylbenzene
propylbenzenes
propylene (current term)
propylene glycol
propylene oxide
propylenes
propylhexedrine
propylic
propylidene
propylidenes
propylite
propylites
propylitization
propylitizations
propylketobemidone
propylon
propylons

Literary usage of Propylene

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1. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"propylene, like ethylene, is a colourless gas, condensible to a liquid by ... propylene combines readily with chlorine and bromine, and also unites with ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1855)
"To obtain 1 At. free propylene it is necessary to use from 9 to 18 At. iodide of ... By decomposing iodide of propylene, Cr'H'P, with potash and alcohol ..."

3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Karl Schorlemmer (1884)
"CH3 propylene glycol is a thick liquid having a sweetish taste, and boiling at ... propylene glycol can also be obtained from glycerin, CH2(OH).CH(OH). ..."

4. The Chemical Gazette (1854)
"The following are some of them: — Aqueous ammonia, by acting upon iodized propylene for forty hours at 212° F., entirely decomposes it. ..."

5. The Chemical Synthesis of Vital Products and the Interrelations Between by Raphael Meldola (1904)
"69, 786), the latter by the action of hydrogen chloride giving propylene ... 47133), which by the action of alcoholic potash gives propylene oxide (Oser, ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"propylene. In a 200-ml Pyrex pressure bottle containing a magnetic stirring ... The bottle was closed, evacuated, and pressured to 5 psig with propylene and ..."

7. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"and the oily layer, which separates out, rectified.1 The same compound is also formed by the union of propylene and hypochlorous acid.2 It is an ethereal ..."

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