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 (sĭ-lŏk′sān′, sī-)
Any of a class of chemical compounds of silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen, based on the repeating structural unit H2SiO.


(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of compounds containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms with the silicon atoms bound to hydrogen atoms or organic groups. Many are highly complex polymers. See also silicone
[C20: from sil(icon) + ox(ygen) + (meth)ane]


(sɪˈlɒk seɪn)

any of the class of chemical compounds containing the structural unit R2SiO, where R is an organic group or hydrogen.
[1920–25; sil (icon) + ox (ygen) + -ane]
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Noun1.siloxane - any of a large class of compounds that have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
silicone, silicone polymer - any of a large class of siloxanes that are unusually stable over a wide range of temperatures; used in lubricants and adhesives and coatings and synthetic rubber and electrical insulation
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Nawas, "Influence of Diphenylsiloxane Composition on the Selectivity of Poly(dimethyldiphenylsiloxane) Stationary Phases for Open-Tubular Column Gas Chromatography," Chromatographia 54, 749-756 (2001).
The synthesized dimethyldiphenylsiloxane copolymers having different contents in diphenylsiloxane units (between 6.
The induced strain and electrostrictive coefficient (M) decrease with diphenylsiloxane unit's content and increase with the copolymer/silica ratio decrease.