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Fascinating Silicone™ Chemistry Corner – Functionality

Common organic functionalities for silicones

Attaching different organic groups to methylsiloxanes adds organic benefits – such as improved organic compatibility, de-aeration, and solvent resistance – without losing the valuable properties associated with silicones.

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Did you know ... phenylmethyl silicone elastomers have even greater low-temperature flexibility than dimethyl silicone elastomers, and their higher refractive index makes them ideal for extreme high-clarity applications!

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