butadiene

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butadiene

A conjugated diene gas released during the production of synthetic rubber and adiponitrile, an intermediate in nylon production. Short-term exposure causes irritation of mucous membranes, blurred vision, fatigue, headache and dizziness. Long-term exposure to 1+ ppm is cardiotoxic, and increases the risk of leukaemia and other cancer.
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The location of existing and future butadiene extraction capacity will be critical to meet demand growth in synthetic rubber (polybutadiene and styrene-butadiene), nylon (via adiponitrile), and ABS (acrylonitrile-butadienestyrene) markets.
In Northeast Asia, expansion of existing butadiene extraction capacity beyond what has currently been announced is needed to maintain reasonable extraction operating rates and secure the supply chain of the rapidly expanding butadiene derivative markets.
Rachita, in Butadiene Polymers, Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.