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mol wt (number average molecular weight Mn 360)

PVP, Povidone, Polyvidone
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General description

Polyvinyl pyrrolidone [poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone), PVP] is a stable, bulky, non-toxic, non-ionic polymer widely used in medical, industrial, pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, and electronic applications. It can be prepared from N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone by free radical polymerization.


PVP can be used as:
  • A stabilizer in the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles (NPs) as it avoids the aggregation of NPs via repulsive forces produced by its hydrophobic carbon chains.
  • A capping agent in the synthesis of rodlike hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles to control the nucleation and growth of HAp crystal.
  • A synthetic polymer vehicle in the pharmaceutical industry for dispersing and suspending drugs.
  • An emulsifier and disintegrant for solution polymerization.


1, 5 kg in poly drum
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



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Not applicable

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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