vinyl polymer, vinyl resin, polyvinyl resin(noun)
a thermoplastic derived by polymerization from compounds containing the vinyl group
Vinyl polymers are a group of polymers derived from vinyl monomers. Their backbone is an extended alkane chain, made by polymerizing an alkene group into a chain. In popular usage, "vinyl" refers only to polyvinyl chloride. Vinyl polymers are the most common type of plastic: ⁕Polymerized simple alkenes: polyethylene from ethene, polypropylene from propene and polybutadiene from butadiene. ⁕Polystyrene is made from styrene or "vinyl benzene". ⁕Polyvinyl chloride is made by polymerization of the monomer vinyl chloride CH2=CHCl ⁕Polyvinyl acetate is made by polymerization of vinyl acetate. In a water suspension, this is used as a glue. ⁕Polyvinyl alcohol is produced by hydrolysis of polyvinyl acetate. ⁕Polyacrylonitrile is prepared from acrylonitrile Other vinyl monomers with a 1,2-substitution pattern do as a general rule not polymerize due to steric hindrance it is thermodynamically still favorable. As an exception it was found that the monomer fumaronitrile does polymerize but only in a very special way
The numerical value of vinyl polymer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of vinyl polymer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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