Mowiol® 18-88

Mw ~130,000

Poly(vinyl alcohol)
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mol wt

Mw ~130,000

extent of labeling

86.7-88.7 mol% hydrolysis
~2,700 polymerization

ign. residue



16-20 mPa.s, 4 % in H2O(20 °C)



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Mowiol®18-88 is a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) that is mainly used as a surfactant. It can be used as a polymeric matrix in the preparation of silver nanoparticles.


250 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Legal Information

Mowiol is a registered trademark of Kuraray Europe GmbH

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 Origin

Photochemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles in polyvinyl alcohol matrices
Kutsenko AS and Granchak VM
Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry, 45(5), 313-318 (2009)
Photo-triggered release in polyamide nanosized capsules
AIP Conference Proceedings, 1599(1), 234-237 (2014)
Influence of polymeric surfactants on pesticidal suspension concentrates: dispersing ability, milling efficiency and stabilization power
Haas S, et al.
Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 183(1), 785-793 (2001)
Bor-Sen Chiou et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 55, 214-220 (2013-01-29)
Pollock gelatin/poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) fibers were electrospun using deionized water as the solvent and pollock gelatin/poly(lactic acid) (PLA) fibers were electrospun using 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol (HFIP) as the solvent. The chemical, thermal, and thermal stability properties were examined for the electrospun samples....
Feng-yong Liu et al.
Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987), 54(1), 61-66 (2013-02-05)
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