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437190 Aldrich


average Mw ~1,300,000 by LS

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.


1 kg in poly drum

25, 500 g in poly bottle


PVP is used as a carrying polymer for electrospinning continuous titania nanofibers and zirconium tungstate ultra thin fibers. PVP may be used as one of the constituents in the synthesis of silver nanocubes. It serves as a reducing agent and colloidal stabilizer in the synthesis of palladium nanobars,
triangular and nanoplates. It may also used as a capping agent in the synthesis of silver nanospheres,gold nanoframes.General applications pf 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 Reppe synthesis technique.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles


Electrospinning: An Enabling Technique for Nanostructured Materials

Fibrous nanomaterials are attractive for a range of applications due to their intrinsically high porosities and large surface areas. Electrospinning is a simple, versatile technique for generating na...
Dr. Jingwei Xie and Prof. Younan Xia
Material Matters 2008, 3.1, 19.
Keywords: Applications, Biomaterials, Capabilities, Cell biology, Central Nervous System, Ceramics, Compliance, Evaporation, Growth factors, Methods, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Nanotubes, Separation, Sol-gel, Stem cell biology, Tools, Type

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

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