What is vinyl?

  • (noun): A univalent chemical radical derived from ethylene.
    Synonyms: vinyl group, vinyl radical
    See also — Additional definitions below


A vinyl compound (formula βˆ’CH=CH2) is any organic compound that contains a vinyl group (Preferred IUPAC name ethenyl), which are derivatives of ethene, CH2=CH2, with one hydrogen atom replaced with some other group. An industrially important example is vinyl chloride, precursor to PVC, a plastic commonly known as "vinyl".

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Some articles on vinyl:

Woman Gone And Say Goodbye
... The EP was issued in several formats CD ep 7" vinyl single with picture sleeve 12" vinyl 45rpm single with picture sleeve 12" 45rpm vinyl DJ promo single with a plain black ... Both 12" vinyl single formats have What do you mean you don't smoke? inscribed in the matrix on Side A ...
Surfer (EP)
... The first 500 copies were pressed on blue vinyl, while subsequent pressings were released on black vinyl ...
Excuses For Travellers - Singles
... In Love with a View" (April 3, 2000) 7" vinyl, TAD 2K03 "In Love with a View" "Prayer for the Paranoid" (electric version) "Any Day Will Be Fine" (May 1, 2000) CD single, BAD 2K04CD 7" vinyl, AD 2K04 "Any Day Will ...
Vinyl - Reactivity
... Vinyl groups are alkenes ... Allyl Grignard reagents can attack with the vinyl end first ... Vinyl organometallics, e.g ...

More definitions of "vinyl":

  • (noun): Shiny and tough and flexible plastic; used especially for floor coverings.