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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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For nearly ten years, therefore, Evonik has been supplying cable compounders with Tegomer additives, based on organomodified siloxanes that serve as processing aids in the extrusion process.
It is comprised of one or more cosmetically acceptable particulates coated with a hydrophobic materia] that is comprised of at least one fatty acid, at least one acyl amino acid and zinc chloride; at least one binder for the particulates that contains at least one silicone resin selected from the group consisting of silanes, siloxanes, siloxy-silicates and silsesquioxanes; and an oil-attracting heteropolymer having a protein backbone with lipophilic sidechains.
Modern thermodynamic models indicate that these exotic regimes can possibly occur in nozzle flows of molecularly complex fluids such as hydrocarbons, siloxanes or perfluorocarbons operating close to the liquid-vapour saturation curve and critical point.
Recently, optimized siloxane-based superwet-ting surfactants have been developed; these new products exhibit the outstanding spreading, flow, and leveling usually associated with siloxanes, as well as the low-foam, dynamic wetting benefits attributed to organic superwetting surfactants.
Like all traditional defoamers, siloxanes function via :an incompatibility mechanism which often results in surface defects in the final film.
As I've written in Natural Life Magazine in the past, many cosmetics and personal care products contain potentially toxic chemicals, such as BHA/BHT, PEGs, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde releasing agents, siloxanes, sulfates, fragrance/perfume, even lead.
The sulfur-based crosslinking agents are sulfur, pipentamethylenethiuram tetrasulfide, zinc-N-dibenzyl-dithiocarbamate, N,N'-diphenyl thiourea, ethylene thiourea and dibenzothiazyl disulfide, sulfur silanes, sulfur siloxanes, and chlorothio sulfonamides.
Additionally, Silencure SRT contains a proprietary blend of siloxanes that penetrate capillary pores of fresh concrete to form a silicone matrix, which effectively prevents water and salt penetration.
Caroline Hepburn of Cranfield Water Science Institute received the 2013 Hawley Award for her work on "Online measurement of siloxanes by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy: A new tool for enhancing engine protection during energy production from biogas".
The hybrid copolymers can achieve high mechanical properties by controlling the amount of siloxane, (6), (7) selecting suitable chain extenders, (3), (8) using different siloxanes, (7), (9), (10) adjusting the ratio of soft segments to hard segments, (10) and through other methods.
Polyvinyl siloxanes are available in viscosities ranging from very low (for pouring, syringing or wash use), to medium, high and very high.
D5 and related siloxanes are noted for their ability to provide a quick-drying, non-oily feel to everything from shampoo to sunscreen.