Buy Compressed 1 Butene Gas What is 1 butene gas? PurityPlus® carries compressed 1 butene gas at a variety of concentrations and purities. Butene is a pungent, colorless gas that exists as a small element in crude oil. Butene is thus accessed through the catalytic cracking of long-chain hydrocarbons that remain after the refining of crude oil. This process of cracking creates a mixture of products, from which butene is extracted by fractional distillation. Butene uses There are several common butene uses, but the most common application of butene is in the production of high-density and low-density polyethylene products that are utilized in the production of polybutylene. Butene also serves as the primary constituent in the production of maleic anhydride, n-butyl derivatives, 1,2 butylene oxide, and methyl ethyl ketone. Also, butene has specific characteristics that enable it to efficiently act as a solvent. Where to buy butene To find out more about how your business can purchase PurityPlus® Butene for use in a wide variety of applications, contact your local PurityPlus® specialty gas provider using the Find Your Nearest Provider link, reach out to us on our website or by phone at 877-81P-PLUS (877-817-7587). PurityPlus also provides a 1 Butene SDS available via this link or in the sidebar.