Silicone materials can be challenging to analyze. As a Dow Corning customer,
you can avail of our analytical expertise and advanced instrumentation to
assist you with your analytical testing needs.
Dow Corning's ability to develop new products and modify existing ones is
based in part upon the experience of our Analytical Sciences group which has
been characterizing silicon based materials for more than 65 years and
literally "wrote the book" on analyzing silicones: The Analytical
Chemistry of Silicones.
The Analytical Sciences group consists of a global network of laboratories
which use a variety of analytical capabilities including chemical structure
analysis, elemental testing, chromatography, thermal analysis, microscopy and
surface testing to characterize silicone materials and to better understand the
relationships between their chemistry and key application properties. We also
have a wide range of practical experience in troubleshooting issues from
diverse industries - including automotive, solar, electronics, paper,
construction, healthcare and specialty chemicals.
Contact Us for your specific needs.
Some of the instrument techniques we use to characterize materials
Chemical Structure Identification (Raman, IR, NMR, UV-VIS)
Chromatography and Separations (GPC, HPLC, IC, GC)
Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS, LC-MS)
Microscopy (optical, AFM, SEM, TEM)
Surface Analysis (XPS or ESCA, contact angle, surface tension,
Elemental Testing (WDXRF, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, XRD)
Thermal Analysis (TGA, DSC, high temperature DSC, DMA, TMA, Pyro-GCMS,
Physical Property Testing (solid and liquid density, rheology, flashpoint,
melting and boiling point)
A. Lee Smith (ed), The Analytical Chemistry of Silicones, Wiley-Interscience,
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York (1991). ISBN# 0-471-51624-4