olefin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from French (gaz) oléfiant ethylene, from Latin oleum Date: 1860 1. alkene 2. a synthetic fiber (as polypropylene) derived from an alkene • olefinic adjective

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  • olefin — o le*fin, olefine o le*fine([=o] l[ e]*f[i^]n or [=o] l[ e]*f[=e]n), n. [From {Olefiant}.] 1. (Chem.) Olefiant gas, or ethylene. See {Ethylene}. [archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: (Chem.) Any one of the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons of which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • olefin — [ō′ləfin, ō′ləfēn΄ō′lə fin] n. [< Fr ( gaz) oléfiant < L oleum,OIL + prp. of Fr fier, to make < L facere: see DO1] ALKENE: also olefine [ō′ləfin, ō′ləfēn΄] olefinic [ō′ləfin′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Olefin — Allgemeine Strukturformel für Alkene mit einer Doppelbindung Unter Alkenen (früher auch Olefine) werden chemische Verbindungen aus der Gruppe der Kohlenwasserstoffe verstanden, die an beliebiger Position eine oder mehrere Doppelbindungen zwischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • olefin —    An alkene. An organic compound similar to an alkane, but containing at least one double bond. Olefins have the formula CnH2n. The simplest olefin is ethylene, C2H4 …   Forensic science glossary

  • olefin — alkenas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Alifatinis angliavandenilis, turintis vieną dvigubąjį ryšį. atitikmenys: angl. alkene; olefin rus. алкен; олефин ryšiai: sinonimas – etileninis angliavandenilis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • olefin — olefinic, adj. /oh leuh fin/, n. Chem. any member of the alkene series. Also, olefine /oh leuh fin, feen /. [1855 60; < F oléf(iant) (see OLEFIANT GAS) + IN2] * * * or alkene Any unsaturated hydrocarbon containing one or more pairs of carbon… …   Universalium

  • olefin — noun Any of a class of unsaturated open chain hydrocarbons such as ethylene; an alkene with only one carbon carbon double bond …   Wiktionary

  • olefin — SYN: alkene. * * * ole·fin ō lə fən n ALKENE ole·fin·ic .ō lə fin ik adj * * * ole·fin (oґlə fin) [oleo + L. facere to make] any of a class of unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having one or more double bonds; those with one double bond are …   Medical dictionary

  • Olefin — O|le|fin [frz. gaz oléfiant = ölmachendes Gas, vgl. Öl der holländischen Chemiker], das; s, e: historische Sammelbez. für Alkene, auch in Zus. wie Diolefine, Triolefine (Diene, Triene) oder Cycloolefine (Cycloalkene). Unter Polyolefinen versteht… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • olefin — is., kim., Fr. oléfine Etilen gibi yapısına başka bir öge veya kök sokulabilen, karbonlu hidrojenlerin genel adı …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

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