User:Etienne Robillard/Notebook/PVA

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Definitions

  • Polyvinyl alcohol: PVA (PVOH)
  • Polyvinyl acetate: PVAc

Use

  • A general purpose cross-linking reagent for imine type chiral nucleophilic reactions for which PVA may be used to reflux aminoacetaldehyde products as N-substituted catalysts for effective oil-in-water nanoemulsion (adjuvant) of gold-mediated nanoparticles into a organic media.

Myths and Facts about Pva

  • Chuck: If Acetonitrile may be converted to PVA, why is PVA not a functional 2-cyanoethyl reagent?
  • Oracle: Sure... Acetonitrile is a convenient cyanide aniomeric catalyst... Heck, there no doubt in my mind its N terminal can provide the required energy for efficient proton ion pumping...
  • Chuck: What do you mean with that? Is that even proper english? For an oracle you seem a little unreasonable...
  • Oracle: No kidding... you can surely convert PVOH solutions back to an acid... Ask a chemist... Oracle are good merely for solving uncomputable problems.,,Not discrete mathematics...So don't be uppity! Once upon a time I was metaprogramming pythons for a living, not real organisms or nothing fancy, just computable numbers...
  • Chuck: So..?
  • Oracle: Life is injust!
  • Oracle: You have to realize your full potential to live as a mere racemic enantiomer..
  • Chuck: I don't understand this.
  • Oracle: okay... Fine with me!

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