American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a class of organic or inorganic chemical compounds of silicon, oxygen, and usually carbon and hydrogen, based on the structural unit R2SiO, where R is an alkyl group, usually methyl.
- n. organic chemistry any of a class of compound having a short repeating unit of silicon and oxygen atoms (either in a chain or a ring) with organic side chains
- n. any of a large class of compounds that have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms
- from silicon + oxygen + alkane (Wiktionary)
- sil(icon) + ox(ygen) + (meth)ane. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Cyclomethicone and ingredients ending in "siloxane": Used in cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten, these compounds can irritate the skin, eyes and lungs.”
“The Institute carried out alternatives assessments on one product based on n-propyl bromide (nPB), a product based on a volatile methyl siloxane (VMS), and two hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).”
“A-Tech Masonry and Brick Sealer-water-based silane/siloxane water repellent HG Marble and Natural Stone Protector - Invisible coating to protect natural stone”
“Spending was mainly on production plants for polysilicon, siloxane and dispersible polymer powders.”
“The UV absorbing coatings have a silane - or silane-derived chromophore or a combination of a silane - or siloxane-based material and a chromophore, which chromophores absorb UV light at about 300 to about 400 nm.”
“More particularly, the silane - or siloxane-based chromophore is”
“The siloxane plant will supply chlorosilane for the production of pyrogenic silica as raw material, while the pyrogenic silica plant will send back its by-product hydrogen chloride (HCL) for the production of siloxane.”
“The combined capacity for siloxane and pyrogenic silica is planned to be approximately 200,000 metric tons per year.”
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