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an aliphatic hydrocarbon, C4H10, from petroleum; used in pharmacy as an aerosol propellant.
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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).
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butaneA linear (unbranched) alkane hydrocarbon which is a flammable gas at room temperature (boiling point, 0ºC/30–34ºF).
Lighter fluid, refrigerant.
Euphoria, drowsiness, narcosis, arrhythmias, memory loss, frostbite, death due to asphyxiation and ventricular fibrillation.
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A gaseous hydrocarbon present in natural gas.
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