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vinyl pyrrolidone

Product name vinyl pyrrolidone
Synonyms 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone
GOST no data
CAS 88-12-0

Vinyl pyrrolidone - colorless liquid, a five-membered lactam. It is miscible with water and organic solvents, oxidizes on air. Being heated higher 140°C or on long light irradiation polymerizes into polyvinyl pyrrolidone. Vinyl pyrrolidone ca form copolymers with styrene, vinyl chloride, vinyl phthalimide and others monomers.


Vinyl pyrrolidone is produced from acetylene and formaldehyde.


  • Vinyl pyrrolidone mainly is used in the manufacture of polyvinylpyrrolidon;
  • Adducts of vinyl pyrrolidone with fenol or carbon acids are used as penetrating agents in textile industry.

  • Manufacturer(s) JSC Novocherkassk plant of synthetic products
    Chemical structure of 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone

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