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- n. The compound (C2H5O)4Si; it is used in silicon dioxide vapour deposition, and in the waterproofing of stone
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The fibers are made from Kevlar that has been coated in tetraethoxysilane, which is used for, among other things, weatherproofing cement.
The fibers are produced by means of wet-chemical material synthesis, a sol-gel process in which a transparent, honey-like gel is produced from tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), ethanol and water in a multi-stage, acidically catalyzed synthesis process.
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