N-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidone is a colorless to light yellow liquid with a mild characteristic odor. Its molecular formula is C6H9NO, and its molecular weight is 111.14 g/mol. It is a water-soluble monomer that can polymerize in the presence of free radical initiators to form a range of homopolymers and copolymers. N-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidone is a versatile chemical that finds use in a variety of applications. It is commonly used as a reactive diluent in UV-curable coatings, inks, and adhesives, as well as in the manufacture of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and related copolymers. It is also used as a dispersant and binder in the production of ceramics, metals, and composites.