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Poly(vinyl alcohol)

Mw 89,000-98,000, 99+% hydrolyzed

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mol wt

Mw 89,000-98,000

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11.6-15.4 cP, 4 % in H2O(20 °C)(lit.)



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General description

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) is a hydrophilic linear polymer which forms copolymers of vinyl alcohol and vinyl acetate. Hence, the structural properties of polyvinyl alcohol polymers depend on the extent of polymerization and hydrolysis. Such changes cause both chemical and physical modifications such as esterification, etherification, crystallization, ion-polymer complexation in the polymer. Modified- PVOH structures are useful in biomedical applications.


NaA zeolite particles have been dispersed in a poly(vinyl alcohol) matrix to prepare a mixed-matrix membrane to study the pervaporative separation of water-butanol mixtures. Poly (vinyl alcohol)/gelatin based biocompatible polymeric scaffolds have been used to design for 3D cancer models.


25, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Polyvinyl Alcohol in Medicine and Pharmacy: A Perspective
Muppalaneni S and Omidian H
Journal of Developing Drugs, 2(3) (2013)
Jina Jang et al.
Micromachines, 11(8) (2020-08-06)
The design or dimension of micro-supercapacitor electrodes is an important factor that determines their performance. In this study, a microsupercapacitor was precisely fabricated on a silicon substrate by irradiating an imprinted furan micropattern with a CO2 laser beam under ambient
Mixed-matrix membrane prepared from crosslinked PVA with NaA zeolite for pervaporative separation of water-butanol mixtures.
Duckkyu O, et al.
Desalination and Water Treatment, 51(25-27), 5362-5370 null
Interfacing polymeric scaffolds with primary pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells to develop 3D cancer models
Ricci C, et al.
Biomatter (2014)
Chek Meng Poh et al.
Nature communications, 11(1), 2806-2806 (2020-06-03)
Given the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, identification of immunogenic targets against the coronavirus spike glycoprotein will provide crucial advances towards the development of sensitive diagnostic tools and potential vaccine candidate targets. In this study, using pools of overlapping linear B-cell peptides


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