Polyvinyl alcohol

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Polyvinyl Alcohol

SYNONYMS: PVA; Ethenol Homopolymer; Elvanol; Gelvatols
CAS: # 9002-89-5
MOLECULAR FORMULA: [-CH2CHOH-]n
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 15,000 ave.
MDL No: MFCD00081922
SKU 02151937-CF Categories , , Tag

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Polyvinyl Alcohol Application Notes Polyvinyl alcohol is used for mounting cells on slides for detection of cell-surface antigens by immunofluorescence. It is useful as an anti-fading agent. It has various pharmaceuticle applications, In tablet coatings, for example, it protects the tablet from environmental humidity, in eye drops it moistens the eye, and in cell fermentation processes Polyvinyl Alcohol prevents bubble rupture to protect cells from shearing. It is used in textile sizing, adhesives, polymerization aids, and paper coatings. Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department. Key Applications Anti-fading agent | Detection of cell-surface antigens | Surfactant | Embolization agent | Fixative
SPECIFICATIONS
SKU: 02151937-CF
Base Catalog Number: 151937
Alternate Names: PVA; Ethenol Homopolymer; Elvanol; Gelvatols
Boiling Point : 644° F at 760 mm Hg approximately (NTP, 1992)
CAS : # 9002-89-5
Density : 1.329 (NTP, 1992)
Flash Point : 175° F (NTP, 1992)
Format : Powder
MDL No : MFCD00081922
Melting Point : 442° F (decomposes) (NTP, 1992)
Molecular Formula : [-CH2CHOH-]n
Molecular Weight : 15,000 ave.
pH : 5,0 to 6,5 (4 % solution)
PPE : Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter
RTECS No : TR8101000
Solubility : Soluble (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Pressure : Negligible (NTP, 1992)

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