vinyl chloride

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Related to Chloroethene: Chloroethylene, Vinyl Chloride Monomer

vi·nyl chlo·ride

a substance used in the plastics industry and suspected of being a potent carcinogen in humans.
Synonym(s): chloroethylene

vinyl chloride

 Toxicology A monomer that polymerizes to polyvinyl chloride–PVC, which is used in organic chemistry and manufacturing plastics Adverse effects VC is carcinogenic and carries a risk of liver, brain, lung CA, lymphoma, leukemia. See PVC–polyvinyl chloride.

vinyl chloride

CH2=CHCl, a vinyl radical attached to a chlorine atom. It is used commercially to make pipes, tubing, and plastic resin. Some people exposed to vinyl chloride develop hepatic angiosarcoma.
CAS # 75-01-4
See also: vinyl
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