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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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K50 I is a clear, silane siloxane compound which allows the appearance of the substrate to be kept, while protecting against water penetration and frost damage.
William Lewis, president of California Hardcoating, said that his coating, called Perm-New, is a "nano-particle, silica-based, crosslinked methyl siloxane resin." He said the coating is hard, but has enough flexibility so it won't crack when applied to the substrate.
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The investment plans include a series of incremental siloxane debottlenecking and efficiency improvement projects over the next three years to further increase capacity and efficiency of Dow's siloxane manufacturing facilities around the world; a hydroxyl functional siloxane polymer plant in Carrollton, KY, which will increase Dow's polymer capacity in the Americas by 65%; and additional expansion projects to increase capacity in Dow's high-value performance silicones products and intermediates.
In this technique, polyvinyl siloxane material is used with putty consistency utilized as a custom tray.
These new, low-foaming optimized siloxane superwetting surfactants can provide premium equilibrium and dynamic surface tension reduction as well as improved flow and leveling for difficult to wet surfaces.
Silencure SRT provides a cuing compound and penetrating siloxane sealer in a single product that can be applied on broom finished, precast, hand or machine troweled surfaces.
The method entails inserting articles into a cleaning basket of a dry cleaning machine; immersing the articles in a cleaning fluid comprising a siloxane solvent composition; agitating them in a siloxane solvent composition; filtering the siloxane solvent composition through at least one regenerative filter having a pre-coating comprising an activated clay and removing the siloxane composition from the articles.
The purpose of the present study is to explore the possibility of restricting further the swelling in water of water of highly sulfonated sPS membranes, through the inclusion of siloxane network domains by the sol-gel method.
Uvasils 299, 2000, 2006, and 2007 are a new generation of oligomeric HALS based on a siloxane backbone.
The researchers first stretched a film of a common elastic polymer called poly(dimethyl siloxane), or PDMS, which is used for caulking, lubrication, and various other purposes.