Vinyl acetate is a commercially important monomer that is classified as a vinyl ester (i.e. an ester of vinyl alcohol).

Vinyl ester refers to esters formerly derived from vinyl alcohol. Commercially important examples of these monomers are vinyl acetate, vinyl propionate, and .[1]


  1. ^ G. Roscher (2007). "Vinyl Esters". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a27_419. ISBN 978-3527306732.