noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless toxic gas used in the production of polyvinyl chloride and other commercially important polymers.
- Chemical formula: CH2CHCl.
- These are usually based on copolymers of vinyl acetate with vinyl chloride, acrylic or methacrylic esters or styrene, produced by addition polymerisation.
- Polyvinyl chloride is a macromolecule that results from the free-radical polymerization of vinyl chloride.
- After polyvinyl chloride is produced, vinyl chloride gas is trapped in the finished product and can escape.
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