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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.

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(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]
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(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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From there, they added a coating of a graphene and poly (dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) film to form a conductive path from the fabric to the skin.
Then, a coating of graphene and poly (dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) film was added to form a conductive path from the material to the skin.
Freeman, Mixed-gas permeation of syngas components in poly (dimethylsiloxane) and poly (1-trimethylsilyl-1-propyne) at elevated temperatures, J.
Weber, "Copolymers based on dimethylsiloxane and diphenylsiloxane units: Science and technology of silicones and silicone-modified materials, " ACS Symposium Series (964), American Chemical Society, 2007.
Several studies have been conducted with this objective, but to date most have been restricted to the development of hydrophobic membranes from synthetic polymers, such as poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) and polyether block polyamide [7].
Consistency of the materials (medium-bodies) were developed by adjusting the amount of filler (Aerosil R 812) and molecular weight of the pre-polymer [vinyl-terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane), Mw 62700].
Siloxane polymers, particularly high molecular weight poly (dimethylsiloxane), PDMS, exhibit some preferable properties, such as high flexibility and mobility of chains, biocompatibility, low chemical reactivity, ease of manipulation, and optical transparency that make them suitable for use in the rubber technology.
The order of the compound elutions in the 5% phenylmethylsiloxane-95% dimethylsiloxane capillary column is observed by the values of the Kovats retention index (RI): chlorpyrifos, thiabendazole, carboxin, and difenoconazole, requiring temperature programming to separate substances with retention indexes close to each other and accelerate the elution of difenoconazole, which presents higher RI, justifying the GC temperature programming performed in this work.
Poly(dimethylsiloxane)(PDMS), a type of silicon, which is commonly used as a material of contact lenses, is optically transparent and biocompatible and can be manufactured straightforwardly by rapid prototyping [7].
Poly(dimethylsiloxane) elastomers containing silica," Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, vol.
The soft lithographic techniques have in common the use of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) as the key component to copy the structures fabricated from a model known as master.