Polyvinylpyrrolidone polymer is a hygroscopic, amorphous polymer supplied as a white, free-flowing powder or a clear aqueous solution. Available in several molecular weight grades, they are characterized by K-value, and used in a great variety of applications. Polyvinylpyrrolidone can be plasticized with water and most common organic plasticizers. It is considered to be physiologically inert:
Applications take advantage of one or more properties inherent in the polymer, typically due to the lactam ring.
High polarity and the resultant propensity to form complexes with hydrogen donors, such as phenols and carboxylic acids, as well as anionic dyes and inorganic salts.
Dispersancy, where components in a mixture are uniformly distributed through the use of polyvinylpyrrolidone.
Hydrophilicity, where the substantial water solubility of polyvinylpyrrolidone is its dominant feature and frequently a factor along with other properties valuable to numerous applications.
Adhesion, taking advantage of the higher molecular weight polyvinylpyrrolidones formulating in aqueous media, then evaporating sufficient water to generate a solid product for the desired application.
Cohesivity, where cohesive strength is achieved through a variety of dry blending and granulation techniques.
Polyvinylpyrrolidone is cross-linkable to a water insoluble, swellable material either in the course of vinylpyrrolidone polymerization, by addition of an appropriate multifunctional comonomer or by post-reaction, typically through hydrogen abstraction chemistry.
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