Polyvinyl chloride acetate

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A thermoplastic copolymer made with vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate. Polyvinyl chloride acetate usually contains 85-95% vinyl chloride. It is a colorless solid with good resistance to water, acids, and alkalis. Polyvinyl chloride acetate is used in similar applications as PVC but it has less need for plasticizers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

poly(vinyl chloride acetate); polyvinyl acetate - polyvinyl chloride copolymer; copolímero de poli(acetato de vinilo) y poli(cloruro de vinilo) (Esp.);


  • Difficult to ignite, but burns evolving hydrogen chloride fumes.
  • Darkens with exposure to sunlight or heat.
  • SigmaAldrich: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in ketones, ester and chlorinated solvents. Swell in aromatic hydrocarbons.

Insoluble in water, alcohols and aliphatic hydrocarbons.

Composition [C2H4O - C2H3Cl]n
CAS 9003-22-9
Refractive Index 1.53

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993