Vinyl ether (chemical formula: C4H6O) also known as vinyl ether, ethylene ether, is a colorless liquid, with a special smell of discomfort, volatile, insoluble in water, but can be mixed in ethanol, ether and other organic solvents. Its industry is mainly used for narcotics, for the production of ethylene-vinyl chloride copolymer.
Molecular weight 70.09, easy to burn. The boiling point is 28.4 ℃, and the density is (20/4℃) 0.773g/cm3. Unstable, should avoid sunlight. Can be produced by reaction of two chloro ether and caustic soda.