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    The molecule of the day is: Vinyl

    Vinyl is a small molecule or side chain that contains a carbon double bond. Due to the reactivity of the double bond group, this molecule is often used to make polymers, long chains of molecules linked together, and these polymers are also commonly referred to in this case as vinyl. Vinyl chloride, shown at right (in mesh), is often used for this polymerization process. Polymeric vinyl is in widespread use in upholstery, clothing, accesseries, and records. Vinyl is certainly a hot molecule in a particular sense or fashion. The archive currently has 321 vinyl bearing compounds available, which coincidentally is also my mailbox number. Send me a card, and enjoy your vinyl!

    Vinyl related molecules gallery and structural archive

    other names: 8749 75-01-4 C06793 Chloroethylene Vinyl chloride


    related molecule names:
    18433-30-2 2,4-Divinylprotochlorophyllide C11831 Divinylprotochlorophyllide Mg-2,4-Divinyl-phaeoporphyrin a5-monomethylester C11832 Divinyl chlorophyllide a C11850 Divinylchlorophyll a 6-(2-Methoxyvinyl)benzo[1,3]dioxole-5-carboxylic acid C12264 9003-20-7 C12282 Polyvinyl acetate 2-Propenoic acid 79-10-7 Acrylate Acrylic acid C00511 Propenoate Vinylformic acid C00980 PVA Polyvinyl alcohol 5-O-(1-Carboxyvinyl)-3-phosphoshikimate C01269 O5-(1-Carboxyvinyl)-3-phosphoshikimate 107-13-1 Acrylonitrile C01998 Propenenitrile Vinyl cyanide 3-Butenoyl-CoA C02331 Vinylacetyl-CoA 3-Methyl-vinylacetyl-CoA C03466 70222-94-5 C04631 UDP-N-acetyl-3-(1-carboxyvinyl)-D-glucosamine UDP-N-acetyl-3-O-(1-carboxyvinyl)-D-glucosamine UDP-N-acetylglucosamine enolpyruvate UDP-N-acetylglucosamine-3-O-pyruvateether 2628-17-3 4-Hydroxystyrene 4-Vinylphenol C05627 1-Carboxyvinyl carboxyphosphonate C06367 Carboxyphosphonoenolpyruvate 75-01-4 C06793 Chloroethylene Vinyl chloride 3-Vinylcatechol C07085 25655-41-8 C08043 Polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine complex Povidone-iodine 2-METHYL-3,5-DINITROPHENYL PHENYLVINYL KETONE 5333-00-6 NSC586 2372-96-5 N-VINYLSUCCINIMIDE NSC590 (4-METHOXYPHENYL)VINYL PHENYL KETONE, OXIME 5351-37-1 NSC663 1-Methoxy-2-(vinyloxy)ethane 1663-35-0 2-Methoxyethyl ethenyl ether 2-Methoxyethyl vinyl ether Ethane, 1-methoxy-2-(vinyloxy)- Ethene, (2-methoxyethoxy)- Ether, (2-methoxyethyl) vinyl- NSC2143 Vinyl 2-methoxyethyl ether WLN: 1U1O2O1 1-Acetoxy-1-methylethylene 1-Methylvinyl acetate 1-Propen-2-ol, acetate 108-22-5 2-Acetoxypropene 2-Acetoxypropylene Isopropenyl acetate Methylvinyl acetate NSC2197 Propen-2-yl acetate WLN: 1VOY1 & U1 769-78-8 Benzoic acid, ethenyl ester Benzoic acid, vinyl ester NSC2296 Vinyl benzoate WLN: 1U1OVR 2-[2-(2,4-DICHLOROPHENYL)VINYL]PYRIDINE 5330-37-0 NSC2467 .beta.-Butenonitrile 1-Butene-4-nitrile 109-75-1 3-Butenenitrile 3-Butenonitrile 3-Butenylnitrile 3-Cyano-1-propene 3-Cyanopropene ALLYL CYANIDE Acetonitrile, vinyl- Allylnitrile NSC2583 Propene-3-nitrile TL 350 Vinylacetonitrile WLN: NC2U1 2,18-Porphinedipropionic acid, 3,8,13,17-tetramethyl-7,12-divinyl- 21H,23H-Porphine-2,18-dipropanoic acid, 7,12-diethenyl-3,8,13,17-tetramethyl- 553-12-8 NSC2632 Ooporphyrin PROTOPORPHYRIN Protoporphyrin IX .alpha.-Pimaric acid .delta.8(14)-Pimaric acid 1-Phenanthrenecarboxylic acid, 7-ethenyl-1,2,3,4,4a,4b,5,6,7,9,10,10a-dodecahydro-1,4a,7-trimethyl-, [1R-(1.alpha.,4a.beta.,4b.alpha.,7.beta.,10a.alpha.)]- 127-27-5 Dextropimaric acid NSC2956 PIMARIC ACID, D Pimara-8(14),15-dien-19-oic acid Pimaric acid Podocarp-8(14)-en-15-oic acid, 13.alpha.-methyl-13-vinyl- d-Pimaric acid NSC3470 P-[2-[(P-BROMOPHENYL)AZO]VINYL]-N,N-DIMETHYLANILINE 2039-80-7 4-Dimethylaminostyrene 4-N,N-Dimethylaminostyrene Aniline, N,N-dimethyl-p-vinyl- Benzenamine, 4-ethenyl-N,N-dimethyl- N,N-Dimethyl-p-vinylaniline NSC3471 p-(Dimethylamino)styrene p-(N,N-Dimethylamino)styrene 1,1-Dichloro-2-vinylcyclopropane 2,2-Dichlorocyclopropylethene 694-33-7 Cyclopropane, 1,1-dichloro-2-ethenyl- Cyclopropane, 1,1-dichloro-2-vinyl- NSC4534 2-Propenoic acid 79-10-7 ACRYLIC ACID Acroleic acid Acrylic acid, glacial Ethylenecarboxylic acid NSC4765 Propene acid Propenoic acid Vinylformic acid WLN: QV1U1 2-Propenoic acid, ethenyl ester 2177-18-6 Acrylic acid, vinyl ester NSC4768 Vinyl acrylate 1-Buten-3-one 1-Propen-3-one 2-Butenone 3-Buten-2-one 3-Butene-2-one 78-94-4 Acetone, methylene- Butenone Ketone, methyl vinyl Methyl ethenyl ketone Methyl vinyl ketone Methyl-vinyl-cetone Methylvinyl ketone Methylvinylketon NSC4853 Vinyl methyl ketone WLN: 1V1U1 14861-06-4 2-Butenoic acid, ethenyl ester Crotonic acid, vinyl ester NSC5215 Vinyl 2-butenoate Vinyl crotonate WLN: 2U1VO1U1 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, monoethenyl ester, homopolymer 29382-68-1 NSC5269 Phthalic acid, monovinyl ester, polymers Poly(hydrogen vinyl phthalate) Poly(vinyl hydrogen phthalate) Vinyl hydrogen phthalate polymer Vinyl hydrogen phthalate polymers 105-38-4 NSC5275 Propanoic acid, ethenyl ester Propionic acid, vinyl ester Vinyl propionate WLN: 2VO1U1 123-20-6 Butanoic acid, ethenyl ester Butyric acid, vinyl ester NSC5280 Vinyl butyrate WLN: 3VO1U1 2-Ethylhexanoic acid, vinyl ester 2-Ethylhexoic acid, vinyl ester 94-04-2 Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, ethenyl ester Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, vinyl ester NSC5312 Vinyl 2-ethylhexanoate Vinyl 2-ethylhexoate WLN: 4Y2&VO1U1 (-)-Cinchonidine .alpha.-Quinidine 2-Quinuclidinemethanol, .alpha.-4-quinolyl-5-vinyl- 485-71-2 CINCHONIDINE Cinchonan-9-ol, (8.alpha.,9R)- Cinchovatine NSC5364 WLN: T66 BNJ EYQ- DT66 A B CNTJ A1U1 122-57-6 2-Phenylvinyl methyl ketone 3-Buten-2-one, 4-phenyl- 4-Phenyl-3-buten-2-one 4-Phenylbutenone Acetocinnamone Benzalaceton Benzalacetone Benzylidene acetone Benzylideneacetone Methyl .beta.-styryl ketone Methyl styryl ketone NSC5605 Styryl methyl ketone WLN: 1V1U1R

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