• Description


Synonyms: 1-ethenylpyrrolidin-2-one, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Povidone, Copovidone¸ PVP

CAS Number: 9003-39-8

Catalog Number : PO-001

Applications: Poly vinylpolypyrrolidone is used as an excipient. It has a wide range of applications. In connection with the Reflectoquant systems it is applicable in the beverage industry. It is used as a binder in many pharmaceutical tablets. PVP added to iodine forms a complex called povidone-iodine that possesses disinfectant properties. This complex is used in various products like solutions, ointment, pessaries, liquid soaps and surgical scrubs. It is known under the trade names Pyodine and Betadine among a plethora of others.  In daily cosmetics, PVP and its copolymer has good dispersion property and filming property, and thus being able to be used as a setting lotion, hair spray and styling mousse, as opacifiers for hair care agents, as the stabilizer of shampoo foam, as wave styling agent and as the dispersants and affinity agents in hair dye. Adding PVP to cream, sunscreen, and hair removal agent can enhance wetting and lubricating effect. Taking advantage of the excellent properties of PVP such as surface activity, film-forming and non-irritating to the skin, no allergic reactions, etc., has broad prospects in its application in hair care and skin care products.



white to light yellow, powder

Chemical formula


PVP polymer Grade

IK-12, K-15, K-30, K-60, K-85, K-90, K-120

Molar mass

2.500 – 3.000.000 g/mol


1.2 g/cm3

Melting point

150 to 180 °C

Water Solubility

Soluble in water (> 100 mg/ml)

Storage temp. 

Store at +5°C to +30°C.