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(inorganic chemistry)
Sin H2 n +2A class of silicon-based compounds analogous to alkanes, that is, straight-chain, saturated paraffin hydrocarbons; they can be gaseous or liquid. Also known as silicon hydride.



any one of several compounds of silicon with hydrogen that have the general formula SinH2n+n (seeSILICON HYDRIDES).

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To observe the phenomena of the key functionalities, the quantities of silanes used in this study are based on equimolar concentrations of alkoxy- or sulfur-functionalities with reference to a certain amount of TESPT.
Geniosil XL 70 is a clear, colorless, low-viscosity silane which belongs to the arylalkoxysilane group.
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As more green tires come on the road, the amount of fuel and pollution savings could be staggering," stated Norm Kanar, XIAMETER global marketer for silanes.
Silanes are the most popular and commonly used coupling agents/adhesion promoters in such areas as coatings, reinforced composites, dentistry, and biomedicine and have also been shown to be highly effective in corrosion protection of metallic materials.
Vanooij said that the search for a brass coating replacement at the University of Cincinnati, where at the time he was a Professor in Materials Science, did not quickly identify the silanes he and his students used.
The well-known reaction of silanes with glass or ceramic substrates can be quite complex, depending on the chemical structure of the silane and the silanization process.
The use of traditional polysulfide silanes as the chemical coupling agents for coupling silica to rubber in tread compounds complicates and prolongs mixing, and generates ethanol throughout the production and life of the tire.
New developments for crosslinked PE pipe and cable were shown by Degussa's Aerosil & Silanes business unit.