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al·kene

(al'kēn),
An acyclic hydrocarbon containing one or more carbon-carbon double bonds; for example, ethene, propene.
Synonym(s): olefin

olefin

[ō′ləfin]
Etymology: L, oleum, oil, facere, to make
any of a group of unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons containing one or more double bonds in the carbon chain. Also called alkene.

al·kene

(al'kēn)
An acyclic hydrocarbon containing one or more double bonds; e.g., ethene, propene.
Synonym(s): olefin.

olefin

oil-forming.
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Producing bio-based alpha olefins will help to curb the dependence on fossil-based raw materials and help in minimizing carbon emissions.
The low adsorption of many pharmaceutical compounds by cyclic olefins enables potency to be maintained, while enabling conventional heat sealing for maximum product protection.
Session 2--Exposure and Bio-Monitoring --Claude White, LyondellBasell, chair: "Emissions and ambient air monitoring trends of lower olefins across Texas over the past ten years," Jessica Myers, David Morgott Pennsport Consulting, LLC; and "Biomarkers of industrial and environmental exposure to 1,3-butadiene," Natalia Tretyakova, University of Minnesota.
Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market for alpha olefins on the basis of applications, product type, and geography; forecasting volumes and revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.
Also a Distinctive Compliance Project at INEOS Olefins Plant No 1 at Chocolate Bayou complex was completed by KBR to increase ethylene production and increase to its present capacity to allow it to achieve reduced NOx emissions to meet regulatory compliance standards, the company added.
I'm pleased to congratulate Quantiam on its progress to date on an initiative that will change how the world produces olefins, one of the most widely used petrochemicals," said the Honourable Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
The olefin is semi-crystalline in nature and can provide features such as barrier properties, moisture retention, lubricity and a reversible heat-activated elasticity.
com), the designer and provider of the Arkieva suite of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software tools for manufacturing companies, announced today the successful upgrade of its software solution for INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA, a division of the INEOS group.
will build its second Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process unit, which converts methanol from coal and other sources into the olefins that are the essential ingredients for making plastics.
Douglas Neckers and Maria Muro-Small explained that many of the plastics found in hundreds of everyday products begin with a group of chemical raw materials termed olefins that come from petroleum, which includes ethylene, propylene and butadiene - the building blocks for familiar plastics like polyethylene, polyester, polyvinyl chloride and polystyrene.
Idemitsu and Mitsui have signed a basic agreement to commence studies to produce linear alpha olefins with a newly built world-scale unit, they said in a joint statement, noting that the project is driven by the shale gas/oil revolution in the US, where sustainable cost advantage is expected.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 18, 2011-KBR wins contract for new olefins production unit using ACO technology(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.