vinyl alcohol

noun

Definition of vinyl alcohol 

: an unstable compound CH2=CHOH isolated only in the form of its polymers or derivatives

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Kuraray's Eval plant, located on Bay Area Boulevard, opened in 1986 to produce ethylene vinyl alcohol, a chemical used in food packaging. Katherine Blunt, Houston Chronicle, "Most injured workers released from hospitals after Kuraray explosion," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of vinyl alcohol

1873, in the meaning defined above

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