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1-Ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone homopolymer PVP

Povidone is a synthetic polymer consisting essentially of linear 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone groups, the degree of polymerization of which results in polymers of various molecular weights. Povidone can be applied in different types of pharmaceutical formulations. Primarily it's used in solid-dosage forms. In tablets it is commonly used as a binder.
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Typical use level
0.5 - 5%
Physical data

  • Occurs as a fine, white to creamy-white, odourless or almost odourless, hygroscopic powder.
  • Bulk density: 0.29 - 0.39 g/cm³
  • Tapped density: 039 - 0.54 g/cm³
  • Soluble in water, ethanol, methanol

Benefits / Claims
Commercially available in different grades that can meet the specific requirements of each formulation type. Offers additional binding properties to increase tablet breaking force.
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