Siloxane

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siloxane

[si′läk‚sān]
(organic chemistry)
R2SiO Any of a family of silica-based polymers in which R is an alkyl group, usually methyl; these polymers exist as oily liquids, greases, rubbers, resins, or plastics. Also known as oxosilane.

Siloxane

 

any of the compounds containing the grouping

Siloxanes are anhydrides of silicon acids. Organosiloxanes (seeORGANOSILICON COMPOUNDS) and polyorganosiloxanes (seeSILICONES) are the most important of these compounds. [23–1092–]