Polybutylene

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Description

Any of several thermoplastic resins made from the polymerization of butene or isobutene. Polybutylene resins can be prepared in molecular weight ranges from 600 to 60,000. They have good toughness, flexibility and moisture barrier properties. Polybutylenes are used as lubricants, adhesives, sealants, films, coatings, polymer modifiers, and elastomers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

polybutene; polyisobutylene; polyisobutene; polibutileno (Esp.); polibutilene (It.); polibutileno (Port.)

Examples: Vistanex [Exxon]

FTIR

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Other Properties

Soluble in hexane, benzene, carbon tetrachloride. Insoluble in acetone, methanol, methyl acetate.

Density 0.91-0.93

Hazards and Safety

Combustible.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997