ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Vinyl Acetate
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Vinyl Acetate

CAS ID #: 108-05-4

Affected Organ Systems: Respiratory (From the Nose to the Lungs)

Cancer Effects: None

Chemical Classification: Nitrosamines/ethers/alcohols

Summary: Vinyl acetate is an industrial chemical that is produced in large amounts in the United States. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a sweet, fruity smell. It is very flammable and may be ignited by heat, sparks, or flames. Vinyl acetate is used to make other industrial chemicals. These chemicals are used mainly to make glues for the packaging and building industries. They are also used to make paints, textiles, and paper. Vinyl acetate is also used as a coating in plastic films for food packaging and as a modifier of food starch.

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