vinyl chloride

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Related to Vinyl Chloride Monomer: polyvinyl chloride, Chloroethene, Chloroethylene

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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Following the price of ethylene, the prices of Ethyl Dichloride (EDC) and Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) rose in Asia in 2009.
The bigger issue for the companies stems from the role of vinyl chloride monomer as a propellant in aerosols in the 1950s and '60s.
Several other patents (109-111) present stripping procedures to remove the residual vinyl chloride monomer from aqueous dispersions.
Its wagons contained about 540 tonnes of vinyl chloride monomer.
It employs about 270 persons and produces polyvinyl chloride as well as a variety of copolymers by polymerization of vinyl chloride monomer. All 4 men had worked continuously in the section for at least 14 years prior to onset of illness (Table 1); all 4 had worked directly in various phases of the polymerization process.
He said M/s Engro Chemicals Pakistan Limited informed the meeting that they were planning to set up a project for the manufacture of PVC resins in Pakistan using vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) as a raw material and requested for a tariff protection of 15 to 20 per cent between the PVC and The VCM at the completion of the process of tariff reforms when the maximum tariffs would be reduced to 35 per cent.
His organization is occasionally opaque, as when consideration of asbestos and vinyl chloride monomer (a constituent of certain plastics) appears in a section devoted to energy sources.
PVC is now made by polymerizing vinyl chloride monomer, which consists of 43% carbon and hydrogen (both extracted from oil) and 57% chlorine (extracted from salt by electrolysis).
To Develop Chloralkali and vinyl chloride monomer production plant and expand an existing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing site in Plaquemine, La.
 The plant also makes vinyl chloride monomer, also known as chloroethene, and used in plastic piping.
[USPRwire, Wed Apr 13 2016] GlobalData's new report, "Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) Industry Outlook in Argentina to 2019 - Market Size, Company Share, Price Trends, Capacity Forecasts of All Active and Planned Plants", provides in-depth coverage of Argentina's Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) industry and presents major market trends.