Polyvinyl alcohols (PVA, PVOH) are water-soluble resin of low toxicity. The water solubility primarily depends upon degree of hydrolysis of polyvinyl acetate. 87-89% hydrolyzed product have high degree of solubility, even in cold water, but for the complete dissolution heating to 85°C is required. Higher hydrolysis grade products require progressively more energy to dissolve because of their greater degree of crystallinity. For complete dissolution, these grades require heating to ~95°C.
Soluble in: DMSO, acetamide, glycols, DMF and water.88 mol% hydrolyzed polyvinyl acetate (PVAc)
- Molecular Weight:
- Melting Point:
- 4% AQ 23-27 cPs
- Soluble In:
- hot glycerol, hot glycols, hot water.
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- Exercise normal care
- Store at room temperature
- H2g - (hazard/handling/storage codes)