Molecule of the Week
April 23, 2007
Poly(vinyl alcohol), made by removing acetate groups from poly(vinyl acetate), is a polymer used in a tremendous variety of products: as a vapor barrier in 2-L soda bottles, a thickening agent in shampoos, and the polymer that kids call "slime".
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