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856568 Aldrich


powder, average Mw ~55,000

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


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, triangular,nanoplates,twinned nanorods and bipyramids. It is also used as a capping agent in the synthesis of silver nanospheres,gold nanoframes. 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 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


Application Note: Synthesis of Silver Nanowires

Uniform Ag nanowires can be readily synthesized using a modified polyol process. A typical synthesis involves ethylene glycol (EG) (Aldrich Prod. No. 324558) as both the solvent and the reducing agen...
Kaushik Patel
Material Matters Volume 4 Article 1
Keywords: Crystallization, Nanomaterials

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

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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