Vinyl chloride is an industrial chemical used to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and is among the top twenty largest petrochemicals in world production. It is a colorless gas that burns easily and has a sweet odor. It is also carcinogenic and can be formed in the environment when soil organisms break down chlorinated solvents. It can enter the air and drinking water supplies and is a common contaminant found near landfills. Before the 1970s, it was used as a aerosol propellant and refrigerant.
Vinyl chloride is used primarily to make PVC, a substance used in products such as pipes.
Vinyl chloride is a colorless gas that burns easily. It does not occur naturally and must be produced industrially for its commercial uses.
Vinyl Chloride - Cancer-Causing Substances - NCI
Vinyl chloride is an organochloride with the formula H 2 C=CHCl. It is also called vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) or chloroethene. This colorless compound is an important industrial chemical chiefly…
Vinyl chloride - Wikipedia
Vinyl Chloride | H2C=CHCl or C2H3Cl | CID 6338 - structure, chemical names, physical and chemical properties, classification, patents, literature, biological activities, safety/hazards/toxicity information, supplier lists, and more.
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Vinyl chloride is a microbial degradation product of trichloroethylene in groundwater, and thus can be found in groundwater affected by trichloroethylene contamination. (3) Occupational exposure to vinyl chloride may occur…
Vinyl chloride - US EPA