vinyl chloride


vinyl chloride

noun

Definition of VINYL CHLORIDE

:  a flammable gaseous carcinogenic compound C2H3Cl that is used especially to make vinyl resins

First Known Use of VINYL CHLORIDE

1872

vinyl chloride

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VINYL CHLORIDE

: a flammable gaseous carcinogenic compound C2H3Cl that is used especially to make vinyl resins

vinyl chloride

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Colourless, flammable, toxic gas (HCCHCl), belonging to the family of organic compounds of halogens. It is produced in very large quantities and used principally to make PVC, as well as in other syntheses and in adhesives. Prolonged exposure to vinyl chloride is linked to several kinds of cancer.

Variants of VINYL CHLORIDE

vinyl chloride or chloroethylene

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