Aquazol's excellent water solubility and thermal stability makes it a preferred substitute for PVOH and PVP in high temperature applications. Currently, it is used in a variety of hot-melt and pressure-sensitive adhesive products. and has found its way into conservation as a non-ionic polymer.
Solubility: Highly soluble in many polar, organic solvents such as: acetone, dimethyl formamide, ethanol, methanol, methylene chloride, methyl ethyl ketone, and water. Stable in weak acids and weak bases. Amide group hydrolyzes in strong acids and strong bases.
*Glass Temperature: 69°C - 71°C (amorphous)
* Refractive Index: 1.52
* Degradation Onset: > 380C (TGA in air)
* Appearance: Light Yellow Solid
* Specific Gravity: 1.14
* Solubility in Water: Freely Soluble
* pH in Aqueous Solution: Neutral
Aquazol 500 molecular weight: 500,000
Aquazol 200 molecular weight: 200,000
Aquazol 50 molecular weight: 50,000
Chemical name: Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)