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- n. Plural form of butene.
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The "chemical" version of the process (Figure 2) consists of dimerising n-butenes to isooctenes, basic inputs for plasticizers, using the "oxo" reaction.
According to Ryan, the gasket's failure led to the release of nearly 450 pounds of 1, 3 butadiene and 725.8 pounds of butenes.
Also, 178 pounds of nitric oxide, 9 pounds of nitrogen oxide, 12 pounds of propane, 76 pounds of propylene, 7 pounds of butenes and 3 pounds of methanol were released during the same event.