butane

(redirected from N-butane)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

butane

 [bu´tān]
an aliphatic hydrocarbon, C4H10, from petroleum; used in pharmacy as an aerosol propellant.

bu·tane

(byū'tān),
C4H10; a gaseous hydrocarbon present in natural gas; two isomers are known, both of which are anesthetically active: N-butane is CH3(CH2)2CH3 and isobutane is CH3CH(CH3)CH3 (or 2-methylpropane).

butane

/bu·tane/ (bu´tān) an aliphatic hydrocarbon from petroleum, occurring as a colorless flammable gas; used in pharmacy as an aerosol propellant.

butane (C4H10)

a colorless petroleum-based gas. It is the fourth member of the paraffin series of hydrocarbons.

butane

A linear (unbranched) alkane hydrocarbon which is a flammable gas at room temperature (boiling point, 0ºC/30–34ºF).
 
Uses
Lighter fluid, refrigerant.

Adverse effects
Euphoria, drowsiness, narcosis, arrhythmias, memory loss, frostbite, death due to asphyxiation and ventricular fibrillation.

bu·tane

(byū'tān)
A gaseous hydrocarbon present in natural gas.

butane

an aliphatic hydrocarbon, C4H10, from petroleum.
References in periodicals archive ?
The live decane was prepared by adding appropriate amounts of light ends, methane and n-butane into n-decane to match the target composition.
The market has been segmented on the basis of product types where major product types such as HCFCs (HCFC-141b, HCFC-142b, HCFC-22, & others), HFCs (HFC-245fa, HFC-134a, HFC-365mfc/227ea, HFC-152a, & others), HCs (n-Pentane, Cyclopentane, Isopentane, n-butane, Isobutane, & others), and Others (HFO's, Inert Gases, Methyl Formate, Methylal, & others) have been discussed in detail and a comprehensive view and forecast is provided for each category with the market volumes and revenues.
The conversion of n-butane is higher than that of i-butane, and the gap decreases with the enhancement of reaction temperature.
In this study, a new strategy was applied to further increase cell opening by softening uncrosslinked sections in the cell walls with n-butane as a secondary blowing agent.
It runs the largest extraction operation in the state using CO2, n-butane, heptane and ethanol supported by a fully equipped support lab.
Based on the type aerosol propellants market can be categorized into different segments such as CFC; hydrocarbons (propane, n-butane and isobutane); dimethyl ether (DME) and methyl ethyl ether; nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide.
A 20,000 t/y maleic anhydride (MA) plant using n-butane feedstock from QP's facilities.
Hydrocarbons including propane, n-butane, and isobutane accounted for over 80% share of the total aerosol propellants market volume in 2012 and are expected to grow at CAGR of 4.
The chemical composition of gas associated with Burgan-1 field is as follows: 55% methane, 17% ethane, 10% propane, 3% N-butane, 1.
This allows its use in relining even in the summer months when the environmental conditions prevent the use of n-butane as a blending product.