Propene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals
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Propene Properties


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Propene is an unsaturated organic compound. It has one double bond, and is the second simplest member of the alkene class of hydrocarbons, and it is also second in natural abundance. It is the second most important starting product in the petrochemical industry after ethylene. It is the raw material for a wide variety of products. Manufacturers of the plastic polypropylene account for nearly two thirds of all demand. It is also used to produce isopropanol, acrylonitrile, propylene oxide and epichlorohydrin.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless gas
Boiling Point -47.6 °C
CAS Number 115-07-1
Density 0.575 g/cm3
Dipole Moment 0.366 D
EINECS Number 204-062-1
IUPAC Name Propene
InChI 1S/C3H6/c1-3-2/h3H,1H2,2H3
Melting Point -185.2 °C
Molar Mass 42.08 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H6
NFPA 704 H-1,F-4,R-1,C-NA
RTECS Number UC6740000
Refractive 1.3567
Related Compounds Propane;Propyne;Propadiene;1-Propanol;2-Propanol
Synonyms 1-Propene;Propene;1-Propylene;HC 1270;Methylethylene;Propylene;R 1270
Viscosity 8.34 µPa·s uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X