Poly(vinyl alcohol)

average Mw 13,000-23,000, 98% hydrolyzed

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powder or crystals

mol wt

average Mw 13,000-23,000

falling ball

3.5-4.5 cP, 4 % in H2O(20 °C)(lit.)


H2O: soluble



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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 antielectrostatic properties.


PVA can be used for a variety of applications such as:
  • a nanoparticle stabilizer for the surface modification of titanium surfaces
  • in the preparation of an electrolyte for supercapacitors
  • formation of a composite with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for thin film devices and flexible electronics


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

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Certificate of Origin

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Micro-patterning of nanocomposites of polymer and carbon nanotubes
Jiang L, et al.
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Compostable Polymer Properties and Packaging Applications
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Carbon nanotube nanocomposite-modified paper electrodes for supercapacitor applications
Korivi NS, et al.
Applied Nanoscience, 7(1-2), 41-45 (2017)
Surface modification of titanium surfaces through a modified oxide layer and embedded silver nanoparticles: Effect of reducing/stabilizing agents on precipitation and properties of the nanoparticles
Ferraris S, et al.
Surface and Coatings Technology, 344(6), 177-189 (2018)

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