vinyl chloride

(redirected from Chloroethene)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Chloroethene: Chloroethylene, Vinyl Chloride Monomer

vinyl chloride

n.
A toxic and carcinogenic colorless flammable gas, C2H3Cl, having a sweet odor and used as a monomer for polyvinyl chloride.

vinyl chloride

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable gaseous unsaturated compound made by the chlorination of ethylene and used as a refrigerant and in the manufacture of PVC; chloroethylene; chloroethene. Formula: CH:CHCl

vi′nyl chlo′ride


n.
a colorless gas, C2H3Cl, used in making plastics and polyvinyl chloride and as a refrigerant.
[1935–40]
Translations
Vinylchlorid
References in periodicals archive ?
The treatment is called low temperature thermal desorption (LTTD) whereby the contaminated materials/soil is excavated and heated to appropriate temperatures which vaporizes the organic contamination (in this case di-, tri-, & tetra chloroethene, methyl-pentanone, butanone, vinyl chloride, and acetone).
History and ecology of chloroethene biodegradation: a review.
For a more thorough discussion and review of chloroethene biodegradation, see Bradley (2003), Holliger (1995), Janssen et al.