vinyl alcohol


vinyl alcohol
noun
: an unstable compound CH2 . CHOH known only in the form of its polymers or derivatives (as vinyl acetate or vinyl chloride) because attempts to prepare it yield its tautomer acetaldehyde — see polyvinyl alcohol

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Chem.
an unstable liquid compound, C2H4O, found only in the form of its esters or as the polymer polyvinyl alcohol.
[1870-75]

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vinyl alcohol,
an ethylene derivative, an alcohol, which polymerizes to form polyvinyl alcohol (the only form in which it is known). Formula: C2H4O

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