butadiene

noun
bu·ta·di·ene | \ˌbyü-tə-ˈdī-ˌēn, -ˌdī-ˈ\

Definition of butadiene 

: a flammable gaseous open chain hydrocarbon C4H6 used in making synthetic rubbers

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Firefighters said a rail car at Mallard Creek Polymers transfer site was leaking butadiene which is a chemical that is used as a bonding agent in the production of synthetic rubber. Caroline Hicks And Wbtv, charlotteobserver, "Chemical leak forces business evacuation, road closure in Harrisburg | Charlotte Observer," 1 Nov. 2017 STAR was put in place after a study found high long-term risks from toxic chemicals in Louisville air, and butadiene was identified as the chief chemical of concern, with ASRC the primary industrial source. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "City official: Rubbertown chemical plant can do more to cut cancer-causing emissions," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of butadiene

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for butadiene

International Scientific Vocabulary butane + di- + -ene

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