Agent Name

Polyvinyl alcohol

CAS Number

9002-89-5

Formula

(C2-H4-O)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Alcotex 17F-H; Alcotex 88/05; Alcotex 88/10; Alcotex 99/10; Alkotex; Alvyl; Aracet APV; Cipoviol W 72; Covol; Covol 971; EP 160; Elvanol; Elvanol 50-42; Elvanol 51-05G; Elvanol 5105; Elvanol 52-22; Elvanol 52-22G; Elvanol 522-22; Elvanol 70-05; Elvanol 71-30; Elvanol 73125G; Elvanol 90-50; Elvanol T 25; Enbra OV; Ethenol, homopolymer; FH 1500; GH 20; GL 02; GL 03; GLO 5; GM 14; Galvatol 1-60; Gelvatol; Gelvatol 1-30; Gelvatol 1-60; Gelvatol 1-90; Gelvatol 20-30; Gelvatol 2060; Gelvatol 2090; Gelvatol 3-91; Gohsenol; Gohsenol AH 22; Gohsenol GH; Gohsenol GH 17; Gohsenol GH 20; Gohsenol GH 23; Gohsenol GL 03; Gohsenol GL 05; Gohsenol GL 08; Gohsenol GM 14; Gohsenol GM 14L; Gohsenol GM 94; Gohsenol KH 17; Gohsenol MG 14; Gohsenol N 300; Gohsenol NH 05; Gohsenol NH 17; Gohsenol NH 18; Gohsenol NH 20; Gohsenol NH 26; Gohsenol NK 114; Gohsenol NL 05; Gohsenol NM 114; Gohsenol NM 14; Gosenol KH-17; Gtohsenol GL 05; Kuralon VP; Kurare 217; Kurare PVA 205; Kurare Poval 120; Kurare Poval 1700; Kurate Poval 120; Lamephil OJ; Lamicel; Lemol; Lemol 12-88; Lemol 16-98; Lemol 24-98; Lemol 30-98; Lemol 5-88; Lemol 5-98; Lemol 51-98; Lemol 60-98; Lemol 75-98; Lemol GF-60; Liquifilm Forte; Liquifilm Tears; M 13/20; Mowiol; Mowiol 26-88; Mowiol 4-88; Mowiol N 30-88; Mowiol N 50-98; Mowiol N 50/88; Mowiol N 70-98; NH 18; NM 11; NM 14; PVA; PVA (VAN); PVA 008; PVAL 45/02; PVAL 55/12; PVS 4; Poly(1-hydroxyethylene); Polydesis; Polyethenol; Polysizer 173; Polyvinol; Polyvinyl alcohol 18/11; Polyviol; Polyviol M 13/140; Polyviol MO 5/140; Polyviol W 25/140; Polyviol W 28/20; Polyviol W 40/140; Poval; Poval 117; Poval 120; Poval 1700; Poval 203; Poval 205; Poval 205S; Poval 217; Poval 217S; Poval 420; Poval C 17; Resistoflex; Rhodoviol; Rhodoviol 16/200; Rhodoviol 4-125P; Rhodoviol 4/125; Rhodoviol R 16/20; Sloviol R; Solvar; Sumitex H 10; Vibatex S; Vinacol DT; Vinacol MH; Vinalak; Vinarol; Vinarol DT; Vinarol ST; Vinarole; Vinavilol 2-98; Vinyl alcohol polymer; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polymers

Description

White to cream-colored solid; [Hawley] Odorless; [HSDB] Colorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in textile resins, adhesives, grease-resistant paper coatings, pesticide sprays, latex coatings, pigment binders in TV picture tubes, photoengraving, photographic films, emulsifiers, and cements/mortars; [HSDB] Used as a binder in cosmetics, ceramics, leather, and fabrics; [Hawley]

Comments

An irritant that is harmful by ingestion and inhalation; [CAMEO] An irritant; [ICSC] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Flash Point = 175 deg F; [CAMEO]

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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