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Mowiol® 18-88

Mw ~130,000

Poly(vinyl alcohol)
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mol wt

Mw ~130,000

extent of labeling

86.7-88.7 mol% hydrolysis
~2,700 polymerization

ign. residue



16-20 mPa.s, 4 % in H2O(20 °C)



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Mowiol®18-88 is a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) that is mainly used as a surfactant. It can be used as a polymeric matrix in the preparation of silver nanoparticles.


250 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Legal Information

Mowiol is a registered trademark of Kuraray Europe GmbH

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

Certificate of Origin

Photo-triggered release in polyamide nanosized capsules
AIP Conference Proceedings, 1599(1), 234-237 (2014)
Photochemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles in polyvinyl alcohol matrices
Kutsenko AS and Granchak VM
Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry, 45(5), 313-318 (2009)
Influence of polymeric surfactants on pesticidal suspension concentrates: dispersing ability, milling efficiency and stabilization power
Haas S, et al.
Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 183(1), 785-793 (2001)
Cijun Shuai et al.
Biofabrication, 5(1), 015014-015014 (2013-02-07)
A tetragonal polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) scaffold with 3D orthogonal periodic porous architecture was fabricated via selective laser sintering (SLS) technology. The scaffold was fabricated under the laser power of 8 W, scan speed of 600 mm min(-1), laser spot diameter of 0.8 mm
Feng-yong Liu et al.
Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987), 54(1), 61-66 (2013-02-05)
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