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Poly(vinyl alcohol)

Mw 31,000-50,000, 98-99% hydrolyzed

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mol wt

Mw 31,000-50,000

falling ball

5.4-6.5 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 for a variety of applications such as:
  • a stabilizer in the synthesis of nanoparticles
  • preparation of biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles for biomedical applications
  • immobilization of glucose oxidase for the development of a biosensor


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

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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Nitrogen-vacancy colour centres in diamond can undergo strong, spin-sensitive optical transitions under ambient conditions, which makes them attractive for applications in quantum optics, nanoscale magnetometry and biolabelling. Although nitrogen-vacancy centres have been observed in aggregated detonation nanodiamonds and milled nanodiamonds...
Carmen Gomes et al.
Journal of food science, 76(2), N16-N24 (2011-05-04)
Eugenol and trans-cinnamaldehyde are natural compounds known to be highly effective antimicrobials; however, both are hydrophobic molecules, a limitation to their use within the food industry. The goal of this study was to synthesize spherical poly (DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles with...
A paper strip based non-invasive glucose biosensor for salivary analysis
Soni A and Jha SK
Biosensors And Bioelectronics, 67(2), 763-768 (2015)
X-ray radiation-induced and targeted photodynamic therapy with folic acid-conjugated biodegradable nanoconstructs
Clement S, et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 13(4), 3553-3553 (2018)
A facile approach of light driven nanoassembly for the controlled accommodation of doxorubicin
Kollarigowda RH, et al.
Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, 3(4), 045006-045006 (2017)

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