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Polyvinylpyrrolidone 40 (PVP40) USP


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Polyvinylpyrrolidone 40,000 MW is a synthetic polymer consisting of linear 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone groups with an average molecular weight of 40,000 and is characterized by its viscosity in aqueous solution, expressed as K value. It is used in pharmaceutical manufacturing as well in plant and embryo tissue culture as a solubilizer and complexing agent.
Catalog #P4502
AppearanceWhite powder
Water 5%
N-Vinylpyrrolidone 0.001%
pH (5% H2O):
K Value27.0-32.4
Residue on Ignition 0.1%
Acetaldehydes 0.05%
Lead 0.0005%
Heavy Metals 0.001%
Hydrazine 0.0001%
Peroxides 0.04%
Meets or exceeds USP specifications
CAS Number9003-39-8
Molecular Weight40kD
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.

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