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Polymers - Poly(ethenol) - PVOH - Polyvinyl Alcohol.
What is Poly(ethenol)?
Poly(ethenol) is also
called polyvinyl alcohol or
It is sometimes called PVA but this also
stands for poly(vinyl acetate) so it is best to use PVOH.
Poly(ethenol) has the repeat unit shown below
What are the Uses of Poly(ethenol)?
Poly(ethenol) can be
used to make plastic bags
that dissolve in water. These bags are used for
hospital laundry where the bag can be safely handled to
avoid contact with the contents which may be infected.
The bag dissolves in the water and the laundry gets washed.
Poly(ethenol) can also be used to make slime.
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