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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi′nyl chlo′ride(n.)

  1. a colorless gas, C2H3Cl, used in making plastics and polyvinyl chloride and as a refrigerant.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of vinyl chloride:

1935–40

Wiktionary

  1. vinyl chloride(Noun)

    A colourless gas, CH=CHCl, used in the manufacture of the plastic polyvinyl chloride

Freebase

  1. Vinyl chloride

    Vinyl chloride is the organochloride with the formula H2C=CHCl. It is also called vinyl chloride monomer, VCM or chloroethene. This colorless compound is an important industrial chemical chiefly used to produce the polymer polyvinyl chloride. About 13 billion kilograms are produced annually. Vinyl chloride is a gas with a sweet odor. It is highly toxic, flammable, and carcinogenic.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vinyl Chloride

    A gas that has been used as an aerosol propellant and is the starting material for polyvinyl resins. Toxicity studies have shown various adverse effects, particularly the occurrence of liver neoplasms.

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