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Vinyl chloride[edit]

Is vinyl harmful if its in dolls? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.148.255.56 (talk) 21:24, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Confusion with PVC[edit]

I arrived here editing a bunch of doll pages, and looking at Special:WhatLinksHere/Vinyl it looks like there are a great number of popular culture related pages that link here that I think should more accurately be linking to the Polyvinyl chloride article. (looking at the Vinyl polymer article which notes: "In popular usage, "vinyl" refers only to PVC.")

Would it be possible to add something like "for PVC plastic, commonly referred to as vinyl, see Polyvinyl chloride" or or something similar to the otheruses template? I think this would help those not already familiar with the vinyl family more than the current nonspecific otheruses redirect. I'm not familiar enough with chemistry or the chemistry page conventions to do it correctly myself.Siawase (talk) 15:12, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Well, since while has passed I decided to be bold and add a different otheruses template. Anyone with more specific chemical knowledge is most welcome to make it more accurate. Siawase (talk) 15:42, 24 July 2008 (UTC)


ok seriously why make this the main page for vinyl who in their right minds would be searching obscure chemical compounds over vinyl records


no one that is who 78.145.98.111 (talk)

It's not that obscure. It's a super basic functional group and this is a useful page to chemists like myself 66.38.56.124 (talk) 20:57, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

—Preceding undated comment added 20:09, 12 November 2010 (UTC).

toxic???[edit]

is this stuff toxic??? Jackzhp (talk) 23:43, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Uses?[edit]

This is an encylopedia, I'm pretty sure its supposed to have more information than just its chemical properties, especially for something as common as vinyl. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.158.123.248 (talk) 01:57, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

absolutely; came here wanting to know about records! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78:45:33rpm (talkcontribs) 07:54, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
When in doubt, it's good to check the disambiguation page. Gramophone records are made of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride). Both of those articles are probably closer to what you're looking for. Grayfell (talk) 08:16, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Naming issue[edit]

The article should explain (a) why IUPAC wants people to use a different name, and (b) whether anybody actually does. (Journal submission standards or government regulations requiring the use of one name over the other would seem to be the relevant sources.) 121a0012 (talk) 07:26, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Usually, when chemicals have "IUPAC preferred" names, it means that the preferred one is a new name IUPAC have invented because it makes more sense, or rather, follows official IUPAC naming conventions properly. This means that terms like "vinyl" and "ethylene" are just the old terms for the same compounds ("ethenyl" and "ethene" respectively). Theres a whole wiki article about it, if you'd like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preferred_IUPAC_name The Talking Toaster (talk) 02:43, 1 November 2012 (UTC)