* * *vinyl chloride n a flammable gaseous carcinogenic compound C2H3Cl that is used esp. to make vinyl resins
* * *a vinyl group to which an atom of chlorine is attached, the monomer which polymerizes to polyvinyl chloride, used in organic synthesis and in the plastics industry; it is toxic and carcinogenic. Called also chloroethylene. See also vinyl chloride disease, under disease.
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Vinyl chloride — IUPAC name … Wikipedia
vinyl chloride — n. a colorless gas, CH2:CHCl, made by reacting acetylene with hydrogen chloride or by cracking ethylene dichloride: it is used to make polyvinyl chloride, etc … English World dictionary
vinyl chloride — Chem. a colorless, easily liquefied, flammable, slightly water soluble gas, C2H3Cl, having a pleasant, etherlike odor: used in the manufacture of plastics, as a refrigerant, and in the synthesis of polyvinyl chloride and other organic compounds.… … Universalium
vinyl chloride — vinilchloridas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₂=CHCl atitikmenys: angl. vinyl chloride rus. винилхлорид ryšiai: sinonimas – chloretenas … Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas
vinyl chloride — A substance used to make plastics. Exposure to vinyl chloride may increase the risk of developing liver, brain, and lung cancers; lymphoma; and leukemia … English dictionary of cancer terms
vinyl chloride — noun : a flammable gaseous compound CH2 . CHCl with an ethereal odor prepared by catalytic addition of hydrogen chloride to acetylene or by pyrolysis of ethylene dichloride and used chiefly for making vinyl resins : chloro ethylene see polyvinyl… … Useful english dictionary
vinyl chloride — noun A colourless gas, CH=CHCl, used in the manufacture of the plastic polyvinyl chloride … Wiktionary
vinyl chloride — vi′nyl chlo′ride n. chem. a colorless gas, C2H3Cl, used in making plastics and polyvinyl chloride and as a refrigerant • Etymology: 1935–40 … From formal English to slang
vinyl chloride — noun Date: 1872 a flammable gaseous carcinogenic compound C2H3Cl that is used especially to make vinyl resins … New Collegiate Dictionary
vinyl chloride — /vaɪnəl ˈklɔraɪd/ (say vuynuhl klawruyd) noun a flammable gas, CH2CHCl, widely used in the plastics industry … Australian English dictionary