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powder, average Mw ~55,000

PVP, Povidone, Polyvidone
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average Mw ~55,000



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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.


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.


100, 500 g in poly bottle

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.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Rapid synthesis of small silver nanocubes by mediating polyol reduction with a trace amount of sodium sulfide or sodium hydrosulfide.
Siekkinen AR, et al.
Chemical Physics Letters, 432(4-6), 491-496 null
Robinson BV, et al. et al.
PVP: A critical review of the kinetics and toxicology of polyvinlypyrrolidone (Povidone) (1990)
Synthesis and characterization of fivefold twinned nanorods and right
bipyramids of palladium
Xiong Y, et al.
Chemical Physics Letters, 440, 273-278 (2007)
Gold nanocages for cancer imaging and therapy
Au L, et al.
Cancer Nanotechnology, 83-99 (2010)
Morphological Evolution of Single-Crystal Ag Nanospheres During the Galvanic Replacement Reaction with HAuCl4
Kim MH, et al.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(21), 78772-77876 (2008)


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