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234257 Aldrich


powder, average Mw ~29,000

Synonym: PVP, Polyvidone, Povidone



Other Notes

Polyvinylpyrrolidone is a component of Denhardt′s Solution and is included at a concentration of 1% (w/v) in the standard 50X stock solution.


100, 500 g in poly bottle

5 g in glass bottle


PVP is one of the constituents used in the synthesis and coating of silver nanocubes. It serves as a reducing agent and colloidal stabilizer in the synthesis of palladium nanobars and nanoplates. It is also used as a capping agent in the synthesis of silver nanospheres. General applications of PVP are: in pharmaceutical, food, beverage, cosmetic, toiletry and photographic industries.

General description

PVP has biocompatibility, low toxicity, adhesive characteristics, complexing stability, relatively inert behavior, and is resistant to thermal degradation. It is readily prepared by the polymerization of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone or by the Reppe synthesis technique.

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles


Fluorescence Quenching Microscopy: Imaging Two-Dimensional Materials

Alane Lim and Jiaxing Huang* Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA *Email: jiaxing-huang@northwestern.edu
Keywords: Chemical vapor deposition, Deposition, Diffraction, Materials Science, Microscopy, Optical microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, Solvents, Spectroscopy, Spin coating

Lithium-Ion Battery Performance: Dependence on Material Synthesis and Post‑Treatment Methods

Dr. Qifeng Zhang, Mr. Evan Uchaker, and Dr. Guozhong Cao* Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-2120 *Email: gzcao@u.washington.edu
Keywords: Absorption, Deposition, Diffraction, Diffusion, Electrochemical reactions, Materials Science, Nanomaterials, Nanotubes, Nucleic acid annealing, Oxidations, Precipitation, Redox Reactions, Reductions, X-Ray diffraction

Noble-Metal Nanostructures with Controlled Morphologies

Noble-metal nanostructures are widely used in a variety of applications ranging from catalysis to electronics, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), and biomedica...
Majiong Jiang,1 Claire M. Cobley,2 Dr. Byungkwon Lim,2 and Prof. Younan Xia2*
Material Matters Volume 4 Article 1
Keywords: Applications, Catalysis, Dehydrogenation, Deposition, Electronics, Epoxidations, Hydrogenations, Infrared spectroscopy, Methods, Nanomaterials, Oxidations, Reductions, Stille coupling

Novel Inks for Direct-Write Assembly of 3-D Periodic Structures

New methods for materials fabrication at the micro- and nanoscale will drive scientific and technological advances in areas of materials science, chemistry, physics, and biology. The broad diversity ...
Prof. Jennifer A. Lewis
Material Matters 2008, 3.1, 4.
Keywords: Applications, Biomaterials, Capabilities, Coagulants, Coagulation, Deposition, Environmental, Materials Science, Methods, Photographs, Reductions, Semiconductor, Size-exclusion chromatography, Sol-gel, Support, Type

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