What is vinyl?

  • (noun): Shiny and tough and flexible plastic; used especially for floor coverings.
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A vinyl compound (formula −CH=CH2) is any organic compound that contains a vinyl group (Preferred IUPAC name ethenyl), which are derivatives of ethene, CH2=CH2, with one hydrogen atom replaced with some other group. An industrially important example is vinyl chloride, precursor to PVC, a plastic commonly known as "vinyl".

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Some articles on vinyl:

Excuses For Travellers - Singles
... In Love with a View" (April 3, 2000) 7" vinyl, TAD 2K03 "In Love with a View" "Prayer for the Paranoid" (electric version) "Any Day Will Be Fine" (May 1 ...
Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground (album)
... The band eventually struck a deal with Vinyl Collective, a subsidiary of Suburban Home Records, to put out a double-LP vinyl version of the album ... It was made available on the Vinyl Collective website in March 2008 after the band quietly released it on Amazon.com's MP3 download store ...
Vinyl - Reactivity
... Vinyl groups are alkenes ... Allyl Grignard reagents can attack with the vinyl end first ... Vinyl organometallics, e.g ...
Surfer (EP)
... Another reference to Suffer is etched into the vinyl "THE MASSES OF HUMANITY HAVE ALWAYS HAD TO SURF," as opposed to ""THE MASSES OF HUMANITY HAVE ALWAYS HAD TO SUFFER" which is etched on the Bad Religion album ... The first 500 copies were pressed on blue vinyl, while subsequent pressings were released on black vinyl ...
Woman Gone And Say Goodbye
... The EP was issued in several formats CD ep 7" vinyl single with picture sleeve 12" vinyl 45rpm single with picture sleeve 12" 45rpm vinyl DJ promo single with a plain black sleeve ... Both 12" vinyl single formats have What do you mean you don't smoke? inscribed in the matrix on Side A ...

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