methyl butene

methyl butene

[′meth·əl ′byü‚tēn]
(organic chemistry)
C5H10 Either of two colorless, flammable, volatile liquid isomers; soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water: 3-methyl-1-butene boils at 20°C, is used as a chemical intermediate and in the manufacture of high-octane fuel, and is also known as isopropylethylene; 3-methyl-2-butene boils at 38°C, is used as an anesthetic and high-octane fuel and as a chemical intermediate, and is also known as trimethylethylene.
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