Butadiene definition

byo͝otə-dīēn, -dī-ēn
A colorless, highly flammable hydrocarbon obtained from petroleum and used to make synthetic rubber. Chemical formula: C4H6.
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A colorless, highly flammable hydrocarbon, C4 H6 , obtained from petroleum and used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.
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A highly reactive hydrocarbon, H2C:CHHC:CH2, obtained from petroleum and used to make synthetic rubbers and resins.
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(organic chemistry) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, CH2=CH-CH=CH2; it is obtained from petroleum and is used in the preparation of the synthetic rubber polybutadiene.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
butadiene
Plural:
butadienes

Origin of butadiene

  • buta(ne) di– –ene

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition