Meaning of butadiene

bu•ta•di•ene

Pronunciation: (by"tu-dī'ēn, -dī-ēn'), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, flammable gas, CH, soluble in alcohol but not in water, usually derived from butane or butene: used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber and paint, and in organic synthesis. Also called
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