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Substance Name: Butyl methacrylate-vinylpyrrolidone copolymer
RN: 29014-50-4


  • Biodegradable suture material; ambipor (a combination of N-vinylpyrrolidone and butyl methacrylate) is an antibacterial agent for the prevention of postoperative infections.

Molecular Formula

  • (C8-H14-O2.C6-H9-N-O)x-

Molecular Weight

  • 253.34
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Butyl methacrylate-vinylpyrrolidone copolymer


  • Ambipor
  • Bma-VP copolymer
  • Vinylpyrrolidone-butyl methacrylate copolymer

Systematic Name

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester, polymer with 1-ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 29014-50-4

System Generated Number

  • 0029014504

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • (C8-H14-O2.C6-H9-N-O)x-

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C6-H9-N-O
  • C8-H14-O2

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