Poly(vinyl alcohol)

Mw 13,000-23,000, 87-89% hydrolyzed

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crystalline powder
crystals or granules

mol wt

Mw 13,000-23,000

falling ball

3.5-4.5 cP, 4 % in H2O(20 °C)(lit.)



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PVA is used as a biological reagent to test the dispersion of zinc oxide nanoparticles. PVA has been evaluated as an effective protein resistant material.2 It may be used to stabilize gold colloids of diameter 3-8nm.


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

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Gold colloidal nanoparticles sized to be suitable precursors for heterogeneous catalysts
Porta F and Prati L
Metal Nanoclusters in Catalysis and Materials Science: The Issue of Size Control, 355-355 (2008)
Zinc oxide nanoparticles as selective killers of proliferating cells.
Taccola L, et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 6, 1129-1140 (2010)
E Fortunati et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 97(2), 825-836 (2013-08-06)
PVA bio-nanocomposites reinforced with cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) extracted from commercial microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and from two types of natural fibres, Phormium tenax and Flax of the Belinka variety, were produced by solvent casting in water. Morphological, thermal, mechanical and transparency...
Xiao-Zhu Sun et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 94(1), 147-153 (2013-04-03)
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) nanofibers loaded with curcumin or its β-cyclodextrin (CD) inclusion complex were successfully prepared using an electrospinning process. The influence of curcumin or CD-curcumin complex content on fiber formation and quality was investigated. X-ray diffraction and differential scanning...
E Fortunati et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 97(2), 837-848 (2013-08-06)
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) extracted from three different sources, namely flax, phormium, and commercial microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) have been used in a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) matrix to produce anti-bacterial films using two different amounts of silver nanoparticles (0.1 wt% and 0.5...

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