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Polyvinyl alcohol, MW 72,000
Polyvinyl Alcohol, Mw 72,000
Polyvinyl Alcohol(PVA) is used as a tissue stabilizer or mounting media in histochemistry. PVA has been used as a preservative. PVA forms microgels in aqueous solution.
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Tissue stabilizer | Preservative
|Alternate Names||PVA; Ethenol Homopolymer; Elvanol; Gelvatols|
|Application Notes||Polyvinyl Alcohol(PVA) is used as a tissue stabilizer or mounting media in histochemistry. PVA has been used as a preservative. PVA forms microgels in aqueous solution.|
|Base Catalog Number||151940|
|Boiling Point||644° F at 760 mm Hg approximately (NTP, 1992)|
|Density||1.329 (NTP, 1992)|
|Flash Point||175° F (NTP, 1992)|
|Melting Point||442° F (decomposes) (NTP, 1992)|
|Molecular Weight||44.053 g/mol|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter|
|pH||5,0 to 6,5 (4 % solution)|
|Solubility||Soluble (NTP, 1992)|
|Vapor Pressure||Negligible (NTP, 1992)|