• WordNet 3.6
    • n propylene a flammable gas obtained by cracking petroleum; used in organic synthesis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Propylene (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n propylene A gaseous hydrocarbon (C3H6), belonging to the series of olefines. It is one of the products of the destructive distillation of organic matters, and is produced artificially by the action of phosphorus iodide on glycerin, and in other ways.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. propylène,


In literature:

Propylene is liberated during the reaction, and the phosphoric acid ester of meta-cresol which is formed is then fused with potash.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Propylene glycol is an approved food additive for dog food under the category of animal feed and is generally recognized as safe for dogs.
Similarly, propylene glycol is an approved food additive for human food as well.
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Lyondell to build pilot propylene oxide plant.
Polypropylene price increase tied to propylene mononer tightness.
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced the successful start-up of its biobased propylene glycol facility in Decatur, IL.
Dow to Build US Ethylene, Propylene Plants.
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A pair of companies had a mixed debut Friday, with retailer Tilly 's Inc notching double-digit gains early on and propylene producer PetroLogistics LP's IPO declining.
The Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) certified Baltimore Aircoil Co.'s ( BAC 's) thermal performance of its FXV, VF1, and VFL Closed Circuit Cooling Towers with both ethylene and propylene glycol as the process fluid.
Update Decreases for Europe ethylene, propylene Nov CPs established.

In science:

Multiscale modeling of poly( ethylene oxide)poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide) triblock copolymer micelles in aqueous solution. J.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Large data sets for the evolution of the glassy dynamics of propylene carbonate have been analyzed in Ref. ; results measured for different probing variables A obtained by neutron-scattering, depolarized-light-scattering, and dielectric-loss spectroscopy have been fitted by a common first correlator f(t ).
The Cole-Cole Law for Critical Dynamics in Glass-Forming Liquids