XIAMETER® Brand Silanol (OH-Functional) Fluids
XIAMETER silanol fluids are polydimethylsiloxane polymers with crosslinkable silanol (Si-OH) functionality.
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)
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)
Typical Silanol Fluid
For specialty silanol-functional fluids, plus application and development support, look to Dow Corning® brand. Explore Dow Corning® brand fluids.