Definition of vinyl acetate in English:

vinyl acetate

Syllabification: vi·nyl ac·e·tate


  • A colorless liquid ester used in the production of polyvinyl acetate and other commercially important polymers.
    • Chemical formula: CH2CHOCOCH3
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    • Acetylene or ethyne is used to also make vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate, both of which are converted to polymers.
    • Among the other commonly encountered vinyl compounds are vinyl bromide, vinyl ester, vinyl acetate, and vinylbenzene (also called styrene).
    • The water-soluble macromolecular compound preferably includes a copolymer of N-vinyl - 2-pyrrolidone and vinyl acetate as a primary component.

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