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A class of organosilicone compounds with a structural unit of R2SiO, where R is an alkyl group. Polymers made from siloxane chains are called silicones. An example is polymethyl siloxane (methyl silicone) resin. See resin silicone resin.

Synonyms and Related Terms

polydimethylsiloxane; siloxano (Esp.); siloxane (Fr.); silossano (It.); siloxano (Port.); oxosilane; organosiloxane; polymethyl siloxane;

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in chloroform, heptane, benzene, diethyl ether.Insoluble in methanol, ethanol.

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 719
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 6201
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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