Definitions for "Petrochemical"
An organic compound that has been derived from petroleum or natural gas. There are almost 200 chemicals that can be so described and they include many simple hydrocarbons (such as methane, ethane, etc.) aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, etc.), olefins (ethylene, propylene, etc.), naphthenes and various of their derivatives.
any compound obtained from petroleum or natural gas
A chemical derived from petroleum, its derivatives or natural gas
A substance created during the refinement of oil, commonly used in the production of plastics, paints, and other products.