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Vinyl alcohol

Chemical Formula:




White powder


Polyvinyl alcohol is a main ingredient in latex paints, hair sprays, shampoos, and glues.

It forms polymers and copolymers with other monomers, such as vinyl acetate and methyl methacrylate

When the polymers are cross-linked using borax, you get the children's toy Slime.

vinyl alcohol: InChI=1/C2H4O/c1-2-3/h2-3H,1H2

vinyl chloride: InChI=1/C2H3Cl/c1-2-3/h2H,1H2

vinyl acetate: InChI=1/C4H6O2/c1-3-6-4(2)5/h3H,1H2,2H3

ethylene: InChI=1/C2H4/c1-2/h1-2H2

polymethyl methacrylate: InChI=1/C5H9O2/c1-4(2)5(6)7-3/h1-3H3

propylene: InChI=1/C3H6/c1-3-2/h3H,1H2,2H3

styrene: InChI=1/C9H12/c1-8(2)9-6-4-3-5-7-9/h3-8H,1-2H3

tetrafluoroethylene: InChI=1/C2F4/c3-1(4)2(5)6

By Simon Quellen Field
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