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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning

XIAMETER® Brand Silanol (OH-Functional) Fluids

XIAMETER silanol fluids are polydimethylsiloxane polymers with crosslinkable silanol (Si-OH) functionality.

Features

The terminal silanol functionality undergoes a variety of condensation reactions.

For a more technical discussion of common silanol fluid reactions, including condensation cure, download the Silanol Fluids fact sheet. (PDF: 155 KB)

 

Typical Uses

 XIAMETER silanol fluids are useful intermediates in the manufacture of:

  • Paper coatings
  • One- and two-part silicone room-temperature-vulcanizing (RTV) sealants and moldmaking compounds
  • Silicone foams
  • Organofunctional siloxane polymers

Silanol fluids can also be reacted with organic formulation ingredients.

To learn how silanol-terminated polydimethylsiloxanes contribute to the formation of polydimethylsiloxane networks, download the Polydimethylsiloxane Networks fact sheet. (PDF: 198 KB)

Structure

Silanol chemical formula
                           Typical Silanol Fluid

 

Additional Options

For specialty silanol-functional fluids, plus application and development support, look to Dow Corning® brand. Explore Dow Corning® brand fluids.