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  • adj. Describing any of a series of derivatives of silicon that have at least one alkyl or aryl group, especially one containing at least one carbon–silicon bond.
  • n. Any compound of this kind.


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  • Continuing my habit of doing things a little differently than expected, I wrote a Senior Thesis on my attempt to make an organosilicon free radical, but the advisor for it was an organic chemist who specialized in natural products.

    Paul C. Lauterbur - Autobiography

  • I arranged that requisition, tested the machine on a standard organosilicon compound (polydimethylsiloxane) at the manufacturer's laboratory and factory, and impatiently did the initial installation itself when it was delivered.

    Paul C. Lauterbur - Autobiography

  • Gelest, Inc., headquartered in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, is recognized worldwide as an innovator, manufacturer and supplier of commercial and research quantities of organosilicon compounds, metal-organic and specialty germanium compounds.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • All formulations are aqueous solutions which may be scented and / or colored and all contain a water soluble, organosilicon quaternary ammonium compound or mixture thereof; specifically 3 - (trimethoxysilyl) - propyloctadecyl-dimethyl ammonium chloride or 3 - (trimethoxysilyl) propyldidecylmethyl ammonium chloride and the trisilanol, polysiloxanol and water soluble polysiloxane derivatives thereof.


  • The formal reaction partner is a hydrosilane, an organosilicon compound that acts as a reducing agent. News Feed

  • Using organosilicon compounds, West’s team has developed a generation of rechargeable lithium ion batteries with lifetimes more than twice as long as current medical device batteries.

    Bio-Batteries Recharged from Outside the Body | Impact Lab

  • A critical advantage of the new battery technology is lifespan: If you’re going to implant these things, you want a battery lifetime of at least 10 years, said West, whose organosilicon batteries are projected to power tiny implantable devices for more than 12 years.

    Bio-Batteries Recharged from Outside the Body | Impact Lab


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