Definition of propene in English:

propene

noun

Chemistry
another term for propylene
  • ‘The methods of its synthesis include oxidation of 2-propanol (isopropyl alcohol), the hydration of propene, and as a co-product (with phenol) of the O 2 oxidation of cumene.’
  • ‘Another major epoxide, propylene oxide, comes from propene reacting with organic hydroperoxides (more reactive equivalents of hydrogen peroxides).’
  • ‘Higher alkenes take their names from the corresponding alkanes: propene, butene, etc.’
  • ‘It makes propene by reacting ethene and 2-butene metathetically.’

Origin

Mid 19th century blend of propane and alkene.

Pronunciation

propene

/ˈprəʊpiːn/