CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
April 23, 2007

Regarding this week’s selected substance:

Polyvinyl alcohol, made by the removal of acetate groups from polyvinyl acetate, is a polymer used in a tremendous variety of products from forming a vapor barrier in 2 liter soda bottles, to a thickening agent in shampoos, to the polymer kids slime.

Polyvinyl alcohol

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