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vinylpyrrolidone

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  • n. A vinyl derivative of pyrrolidone that is used in organic synthesis

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  • About 70 years ago, towards the end of 1938 and at the start of 1939 to be exact, the chemist Walter Reppe, working in a BASF laboratory in Ludwigshafen, used acetylene and pyrrolidone to produce a new monomer called vinylpyrrolidone, which in turn can be transformed into the polymer polyvinylpyrrolidone.

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  • The starting product for PVP, namely N-vinylpyrrolidone (NVP), has been produced since 1939 in Ludwigshafen and since 1992 also at BASF's Geismar site in the United States.

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