1-Butene is a colorless, flammable, liquefied gas with a slight aromatic odor. It is shipped as a liquid under its own vapor pressure.
It is part of the alkene group of hydrocarbons. They serve as intermediates in the preparation of a variety of organic compounds. Its main application is as a comonomer in the production of certain kinds of polyethylene, such as linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). It has also been used as a precursor to polypropylene resins, butylene oxide, and butanone.
1-Butene is also used as feedstock for the production of 1,2-butylene oxide, methylethylketone (MEK), maleic anhydride and n-butyl derivatives. Butene-1 has good solvent properties.
- Used as a comonomer in the production of certain kinds of polytheylene.
- It can be produced from petrochemicals or by catalytic cracking of petroleum
- It is a gas at room temperature
|Grade 2||Grade 3||Grade 3.5|
|Other Hydrocarbons||< 1 %||< 0.1 %||< 500 ppmv|
|Sulfur||< 2 ppmv||< 2 ppmv||< 2 ppmv|
|Moisture||< 10 ppmv||< 5 ppmv||< 5 ppmv|
|Total Impurities||< 1%||< 0.1%||< 500 ppmv|
|Chemical & Physical Properties|
|Sp. Volume||6.7 cu.ft/lb|
|Pressure @ 70°F||23.5 psig|
|Valve Outlet||CGA 510 LB CGA 170|
|DOT No.||UN 1012|
|DOT Label||Flammable Gas|
|Cylinder Size||Fill Weight (lbs)|
**Moisture level guaranteed only when Electronic Fluorocarbons prepares the cylinders.
All concentrations are on a mol/mol basis unless otherwise stated.
Product sold on the basis of total impurities. Individual impurities may vary slightly.
*This gas not available for purchase online.