Silicone has characteristics in structure, mainly with [Si-O-Si-O]n as the main chain, and various organic groups on the silicon atom, including alkyl, alkoxy, aryl and hydrocarbon groups, etc. the advantages of inorganic and organic materials. Silicone materials have a wide range of applications, including chemical production, biomedical, consumer goods industries, and electronics industries.
The metabolism of organisms also requires the participation of organic silicon, which is mainly related to the absorption of minerals and plays an important role in maintaining normal metabolism.
The organosilicic acid elated reagents provided by Alfa Chemistry include silicic acid, silicate esters and derivatives, with different concentration gradients to meet customer needs.
Figure 1. Silicone reagents are widely used in many industries
Due to the unique structural characteristics of silicone, it combines the properties of organic and inorganic materials, and has many advantages, such as low surface tension, non-toxicity, high temperature resistance, corrosion resistance and high stability. Silicone reagents are widely used in aerospace, electronic industry, construction industry, chemical industry, medical industry and consumer goods industry, among which silicones are used in sealing, bonding, lubrication, coating, mold release, defoaming, waterproofing and filling, etc. With the development of the silicone industry, the range of products has been continuously expanded, and its application range has become more and more extensive.
Alfa Chemistry provides various types of silicone reagents, if the sample you need is not in our product list, please contact us immediately, and experienced engineers will customize and synthesize high-quality products for you.
Researchers continue to expand and develop, functionally design silicones, improve alignment performance, and expand their application range.
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