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olefin

(ō`ləfĭn) or

olefin series:

see alkenealkene
, any of a group of aliphatic hydrocarbons whose molecules contain one or more carbon-carbon double bonds (see chemical bond). Alkenes with only one double bond have the general formula CnH2n.
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olefin

[′ō·lə·fən]
(organic chemistry)
Cn H2 n A family of unsaturated, chemically active hydrocarbons with one carbon-carbon double bond; includes ethylene and propylene.
(textiles)
A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units except amorphous (noncrystalline) polyolefins qualifying as rubber.

olefin

A lightweight, high-strength, long-chain polymeric material having very good abrasion resistance; especially used in indoor-outdoor carpeting.
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The incident follows the fire at an olefine plant of the naphtha cracking complex, the so-called sixth naphtha cracker (in Taiwan), which broke out on July 7.
Sablin technology for producing linear alpha olefines, which was developed jointly by Sabic and Linde.
5 s usually results in yielding valuable gases (lower olefines and other hydrocarbons) when temperatures from 600 to 1000[degrees]C are used.
Schwass assure l'initiative et le soutien en matiere environnementale aux activites de recherche et de technologie des produits chimiques et aux activites relies aux olefines et polyolefines.
300 degree Fahrenheit), and olefines adversely affected emissions.
In the late 1960s, I was employed as a shift technologist on the earlier cracker units, Olefines 4 and 5.
In November 2009, Sabic and Linde publicised the first successful commercialisation of the a-Sablin technology for producing linear alpha olefines, which was developed jointly by Sabic and Linde.