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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning

XIAMETER® Brand Siliconates And Silazanes

In addition to silanes, XIAMETER® brand also offers siliconates and silazanes.


Methyl siliconates react with carbon dioxide to form breathable, water-insoluble silicone resins.

Methyl siliconates are used to formulate penetrating, low-VOC water repellents.

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Silazanes are hydrides of silicon and nitrogen that have a straight or branched chain of silicon and nitrogen atoms joined by covalent bonds. They are analogous to siloxanes, with -NH- replacing -O-.

Silazanes are used to:

  • Modify organic intermediates to make chemical processing reactions possible or more efficient
  • Incorporate silicon chemicals into finished products to modify their physical properties

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Fascinating Silicone

Learn more about the silicon-based materials family, including silicones and silanes, at the Fascinating Silicone Discovery Center.