Trans-2-Butene is a petrochemical, produced by the catalytic cracking of crude oil or the dimerization of ethylene.
Trans-2-Butene is an acyclic alkene with four carbon atoms. It is the simplest alkene exhibiting cis/trans-isomerism (also known as (E/Z)-isomerism); that is, it exists as two geometric isomers cis-2-butene ((Z)-2-butene) and trans-2-butene ((E)-2-butene).
Trans-2-butene is used in the production of gasoline as well as the production of butadiene. Some 2-butene is also used to produce the butanol and butanone. Trans-2-butene is used to produce polymers and butyl rubber. Trans-2-butene is used for semiconductor manufacturing.
- Production of gasoline (petrol) and butadiene
- Some 2-butene is also used to produce the solvent butanone via hydration to 2-butanol followed by oxidation
|Other Hydrocarbons||< 1%|
|Sulfur||< 1 ppmv|
|Moisture||< 5 ppmv|
|Total Impurities||< 1%|
|Chemical & Physical Properties|
|Specific Volume||7.6 cu. ft/lb|
|Pressure @ 70° F||15 psig|
|Flammability Limits||1.6 - 9.7% in Air|
|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.
This product is analyzed liquid phase.
Product sold on the basis of total impurities. Individual impurities may vary slightly.
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