vinylpyridine

noun
vi·​nyl·​pyridine | \ ¦vīnᵊl+ \

Definition of vinylpyridine

: any of three liquid isomeric bases CH2=CHC5H4N synthesized in various ways and used to introduce basic sites in polymer chains by copolymerizing with other vinyl-containing monomers (as acrylonitrile or styrene)

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vinyl + pyridine

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“Vinylpyridine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vinylpyridine. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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