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Poly(vinyl alcohol)

average Mw 130,000, 99+% hydrolyzed

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powder or crystals

mol wt

average Mw 130,000

falling ball

56-68 cP, 4 % in H2O(20 °C)(lit.)



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General description

Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) is a vinyl based water soluble polymer that can be used as a non-ionic surface active agent. It can also be used as a biodegradable polymer and can be incorporated in adhesives, coatings, textiles, ceramics and cosmetics. Its properties include good transparency, chemical resistance, toughness and anti-electrostatic properties.


PVA can be used in a variety of applications such as:
  • a blended membrane for separation of gases
  • a proton conducting membrane for the development of fuel cells
  • hydrogels in tissue engineering


500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

No data available

Flash Point(C)

No data available

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Effect of functionalized silica particles on cross-linked poly (vinyl alcohol) proton conducting membranes
Navarra MA, et al.
J. Appl. Electrochem., 38(7), 931-938 (2008)
CO2 separation using thermally stable crosslinked poly (vinyl alcohol) membrane blended with polyvinylpyrrolidone/polyethyleneimine/tetraethylenepentamine
Mondal A and Mandal B
Journal of Membrane Science , 460(6), 126-138 (2014)
Compostable Polymer Properties and Packaging Applications
Plastic Films in Food Packaging, 217-248 (2013)
Plastics Materials, 386-397 (1999)
Relationship between micro-porosity, water permeability and mechanical behavior in scaffolds for cartilage engineering
Vikingsson L, et al.
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 48(2), 60-69 (2015)

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