alpha olefin

alpha olefin

[′al·fə ′ō·lə‚fən]
(organic chemistry)
An olefin where the unsaturation (double bond) is at the alpha position, that is, between the two end carbons of the carbon chain.
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Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market to Witness Sluggish Growth; APEJ Region Shows Promising Prospects
Summary: Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market to Witness Sluggish Growth; APEJ Region Shows Promising Prospects
It will also build the most energy efficient 400,000 tonne Linear Alpha Olefin plant, by the same time.
A 400,000 t linear alpha olefin plant, and a polyalpha olepfin plant, will both also be built by the same year.
The plant will have the capacity to produce 1.5 million tonnes of mono-ethylene glycol per year and 300,000 tonnes of linear alpha olefin, mostly for export to Asian markets.
As a fully synthetic, poly alpha olefin based compressor lubricant, Typhon SYN100 offers outstanding benefits compared to its conventional mineral oil based counterparts.
Exact Plastomers (ethylene alpha olefin copolymers) are highlighted in this six-page, four-color, fold-out brochure.
Traditional metallocene elastomers, such as Dow's Engage, are random copolymers of ethylene and an alpha olefin. New Infuse elastomers consist of linear MDPE hard blocks and Engage-type ethylene-octene soft segments.
BP Canada Chemical Company's $400 million Linear Alpha Olefin (LAO) facility near Joffre, AB officially opened in late May of this year.
Low foaming anionic alpha olefin sulfonates will register above average growth spurred by the introduction of high efficiency washing machines requiring low sudsing detergents.