Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flammable gaseous alkene, C3H6, derived from petroleum hydrocarbon cracking and used in organic synthesis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gaseous hydrocarbon (C3H6), belonging to the series of olefines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a flammable gas obtained by cracking petroleum; used in organic synthesis

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  • Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland plans to build a plant that uses advanced catalysts to convert glycerin into polyols such as propylene glycol and ethylene glycol.

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  • Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland plans to build a plant that uses advanced catalysts to convert glycerin into polyols such as propylene glycol and ethylene glycol.

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  • Ingredients such as propylene glycol, acetone and the various parabens are being increasingly shunned by consumers fearing they might be triggers for a wide range of problems, including eczema.

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  • Dow, founded in 1897 as a bleach maker, is the world's biggest producer of chlorine, epoxy resins, polyethylene plastic and several intermediate chemicals such as propylene oxide.

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  • Ingredients such as propylene glycol, acetone and the various parabens are being increasingly shunned by consumers fearing they might be triggers for a wide range of problems, including eczema.

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  • Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland plans to build a plant that uses advanced catalysts to convert glycerin into polyols such as propylene glycol and ethylene glycol.

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