Poly(vinyl alcohol)

average Mw 146,000-186,000, 87-89% hydrolyzed

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powder or crystals

mol wt

average Mw 146,000-186,000

falling ball

40-50 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 hydrogel templates for drug delivery applications. It can also be used in the development of organic memory systems.


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


Flash Point(F)

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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Compostable Polymer Properties and Packaging Applications
Plastic Films in Food Packaging, 217-248 (2013)
Coexistence of Write Once Read Many Memory and Memristor in blend of Poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene): polystyrene sulfonate and Polyvinyl Alcohol
Nguyen VC and Lee PS
Scientific Reports, 6(1-2), 38816-38816 (2016)
Microparticles produced by the hydrogel template method for sustained drug delivery
Lu Y, et al.
International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 461(1-2), 258-269 (2014)
Plastics Materials, 386-397 (1999)
Biodegradation of poly (vinyl alcohol) based materials
Chiellini E, et al.
Progress in Polymer Science, 28(6), 963-1014 (2003)

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