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Compound Summary for: CID 11199

Polyvinyl Alcohol

Also known as: Ethenol, Hydroxyethene, Hydroxyethylene, VINYL ALCOHOL, Elvanol, Alcotex 17F-H, 9002-89-5, EINECS 209-183-3, 557-75-5
Molecular Formula: C2H4O   Molecular Weight: 44.05256   InChIKey: IMROMDMJAWUWLK-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A polymer prepared from polyvinyl acetates by replacement of the acetate groups with hydroxyl groups. It is used as a pharmaceutic aid and ophthalmic lubricant as well as in the manufacture of surface coatings artificial sponges, cosmetics, and other products.   From: MeSH
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