vinyl compound

noun
: a compound containing the vinyl radical especially in halides, esters, and ethers; broadly : any of the class of compounds including styrene and its derivatives and acrylic compounds — compare polyvinyl

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  • vinyl — [vī′nəl] n. [< L vinum, wine (see VINE) + YL] 1. the monovalent radical CH2:CH characteristic of many derivatives of ethylene, its hydride 2. a resin or plastic formed from a polymerized vinyl compound 3. Informal phonograph records made of… …   English World dictionary

  • Vinyl — A vinyl compound is any organic compound that contains a vinyl group (also called ethenyl), −CH=CH2. These are derivatives of ethene, CH2=CH2, with one hydrogen atom substituted with some other group.A related phrase is vinylidene which stands… …   Wikipedia

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  • vinyl — The hydrocarbon radical, CH2=CH–. SYN: ethenyl. v. carbinol SYN: allyl alcohol. v. chloride a substance used in the plastics industry and suspected of being a potent carcinogen in humans. SYN: chloroet …   Medical dictionary

  • Vinyl chloride — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

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  • Vinyl acetate — Chembox new Name = Vinyl acetate ImageFileL1 = Vinyl acetate.png ImageSizeL1 = 120px ImageNameL1 = Vinyl acetate ImageFileR1 = Vinyl acetate 3D balls.png ImageSizeR1 = 150px IUPACName = Ethenyl acetate SystematicName = Ethenyl ethanoate… …   Wikipedia

  • vinyl fluoride — ▪ chemical compound also called  fluoroethylene        a colourless, flammable, nontoxic, chemically stable gas belonging to the family of organohalogen compounds (organohalogen compound) and used as the starting material in making polyvinyl… …   Universalium

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