Vinylpyridine and Vinypyrrolidone Polymers

Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) is a polar polymer with excellent film-forming and adhesion properties. It is commonly used in formulating hair sprays and hand creams, as well as in the textile industry due to its affinity for many dyestuffs. PVP is a biocompatible polymer and was used as a blood plasma substitute, although this usage is becoming uncommon.