polyolefin

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polyolefin

[¦päl·ē′ōl·ə·fən]
(organic chemistry)
A resinous material made by the polymerization of olefins, such as polyethylene from ethylene, polypropylene from propylene, or polybutene from butylene.
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The newer generation of compressor lubricants range from polyalkylene glycols (PAG) to polyalpha-Olefins (PAO) to alkylbenzenes.