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Poly(vinyl alcohol)

average Mw 31,000-50,000, 87-89% hydrolyzed

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crystalline powder
crystals or granules

mol wt

average Mw 31,000-50,000

falling ball

5.2-6.2 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 the preparation of microspheres which can be further used as biodegradable microcarriers.


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

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


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

Compostable Polymer Properties and Packaging Applications
Plastic Films in Food Packaging, 217-248 (2013)
PLGA/alginate composite microspheres for hydrophilic protein delivery
Zhai P, et al.
Materials Science and Engineering, C, 56(26), 251-259 (2015)
Gas foamed open porous biodegradable polymeric microspheres
Kim TK, et al.
Biomaterials, 27(2), 152-159 (2006)
Plastics Materials, 386-397 (1999)
Poly (D, L lactic-co-glycolic acid) microspheres as biodegradable microcarriers for pluripotent stem cells
Newman KD and McBurney MW
Biomaterials, 25(26), 5763-5771 (2004)

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