vinyl acetate

noun

Definition of vinyl acetate

: a flammable polymerizable liquid ester CH3COOCH=CH2 with a sharp odor that is prepared by catalytic addition of acetic acid to acetylene and that is used chiefly for the production of vinyl resins and in making other vinyl esters by reaction with other acids — see polyvinyl acetate

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“Vinyl acetate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vinyl%20acetate. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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