Vinyl Acetate

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Vinyl acetate is an organic compound with the formula CH₃CO₂CH=CH₂. This colorless liquid is the precursor to polyvinyl acetate, an important industrial polymer so Vinyl acetate appears as a clear colorless liquid. Flash point 18°F. Density 7.8 lb / gal. Slightly soluble in Vapors are heavier than air. Vapors irritate the eyes and respiratory system. May polymerize if heated or contaminated. If polymerization occurs inside a container, the container may violently rupture. Used to make adhesives, paints, and plastics.

CAS No.: 108-05-4

Synonym: VA, Vinyl acetate

Uses/applications: Vinyl acetate is an industrial chemical that is produced in large amounts in the United States. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a sweet, fruity smell. It is very flammable and may be ignited by heat, sparks, or flames. Vinyl acetate is used to make other industrial chemicals. These chemicals are used mainly to make glues for the packaging and building industries. They are also used to make paints, textiles, and paper. Vinyl acetate is also used as a coating in plastic films for food packaging and as a modifier of food starch