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contains sodium hydroxide as inhibitor, ≥99%

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vapor density

3.8 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.1 mmHg ( 24 °C)



autoignition temp.

685 °F


sodium hydroxide as inhibitor
100 ppm sodium hydroxide as inhibitor (added to bulk material)

expl. lim.

10 %

refractive index

n20/D 1.512 (lit.)


92-95 °C/11 mmHg (lit.)


1.04 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone is a colorless to yellow liquid, with a characteristic odor. Its melting point is around 13.5oC and boils at about 90-92oC. VP is completely miscible in water and in most organic solvents but partially miscible in aliphatic hydrocarbons. Industrial production of VP by reacting 2-pyrrolidone with acetylene at high pressure and temperature has been reported. The vinylation process proceeds in liquid phase and is catalyzed by 3-pyrrolidone -potassium hydroxide.


1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone (VP) is used in the study of macrophotoinitiator characteristics of poly (vinylchloride) type molecules. Also, used to study the genotoxicity of polyvinylpyrrolidone coated silver nanoparticles.


18 kg in steel drum
1 kg in glass bottle
5, 250 g in glass bottle

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - STOT RE 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

203.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

95 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Synthesis and characterization of poly (vinylchloride) type macrophotoinitiator comprising side-chain thioxanthone via click chemistry.
Akat H and Ozkan M
Express Polymer Letters, 5(4), 318-326 (2011)
Ana C Borges et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 7(9), 3412-3421 (2011-06-10)
The swelling and compressive mechanical behavior as well as the morphology and biocompatibility of composite hydrogels based on Tween® 20 trimethacrylate (T3), N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (NVP) and nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) were assessed in the present study. The chemical structure of T3 was
Andrew M Telford et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(23), 14207-14217 (2011-10-21)
We investigated the dewetting of metastable poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PNVP) thin films (45 nm) on top of polystyrene (PS) thin films (58 nm) as a function of annealing temperature and molecular weight of PS (96 and 6850 kg/mol). We focused on the
Kris N J Stevens et al.
Biomaterials, 32(5), 1264-1269 (2010-11-26)
Central venous catheters (CVCs) have become indispensable in the treatment of neonates and patients undergoing chemotherapy or hemodialysis. A CVC provides easy access to the patient's circulation, thus enabling facile monitoring of hemodynamic parameters, nutritional support, or administration of (cytostatic)
Volker Engels et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 39(28), 6496-6502 (2010-06-23)
A modified polyol-based reduction method in ethylene glycol that incorporates poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP, M(av) = 10,000; 40,000; 55,000) as polymeric anti-agglomerant alongside a reducing additive (N(2)H(4) x H(2)O, NaBH(4), NaH(2)PO(2) x H(2)O) has been employed to investigate the influence of synthetic


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