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The name silicone refers most of the time to polymers containing a Si-O backbone. To this backbone, organic groups are frequently attached to the silicon atoms via a Si-C bond. The simultaneous presence of organic groups attached to an inorganic backbone gives silicones a combination of unique properties and allows their use in a broad range of diverse applications. Read this document to learn more about:

  • The history of silicone chemistry
  • The nomenclature of silicone based materials
  • The process where slicones are obtained
  • The different silicone crosslinking reactions and
  • The properties of silicones


  • 1997_Silicone Chemistry Overview- CHN_ DowCorning.
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