vinyl alcohol


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

Examples of vinyl alcohol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 25 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vinyl alcohol was in 1873

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“Vinyl alcohol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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