Vinyl polymer

Vinyl polymers are a group of polymers derived from substituted vinyl monomers of the type CH2=CHR. Their backbone is an extended alkane chain ...-CH2-CHR-CH2-CHR-..).[1] In popular usage, "vinyl" refers only to polyvinyl chloride (PVC).


Vinyl polymers are the most common type of plastic. Important examples can be distinguished by the R group in the monomer H2C=CHR:


Vinyl polymers are produced using catalysts. Ziegler–Natta catalyst is a typical commercial catalyst for polyethylene and polypropylene.

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  1. ^ Kenneth S. Whiteley,T. Geoffrey Heggs, Hartmut Koch, Ralph L. Mawer, Wolfgang Immel (2005). "Polyolefins". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a21_487.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)