VINYL ACETATE - (108-05-4)

Introduction

Name: vinyl acetate; ethenyl acetate*; ethenyl ethanoate
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 108-05-4
Chemical Formula: C4H6O2 or CH3COOCHCH2
Molar Mass: 86.08924 g
State of Matter: colorless liquid
Mass Percent: C 55.805 %; H 7.0248 %; O 37.169 % 
Isomers:  butynediol  •  diepoxybutane  •  2,3-butanedione  •  methyl acrylate  •  &gamma

Classification

• organic • alkene • ester

Uses/Function

• "Vinyl acetate, another ester of acetic acid, is used in the manufacture of polyvinyl acetate, a macromolecular material used in water-based latex paints and in glues for paper and wood." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 2
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 11
Pi Bonds: 2
Total: 13
Carboxyl Groups: 0
Hydroxyl Groups: 0

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Ebbing, Darrell D. General Chemistry 3rd ed.; Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, MA, 1990; p 128.