petrochemicals


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petrochemicals

[¦pe·trō′kem·ə·kəlz]
(organic chemistry)
Chemicals made from feedstocks derived from petroleum or natural gas; examples are ethylene, butadiene, most large-scale plastics and resins, and petrochemical sulfur. Also known as petroleum chemicals.
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