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n20/D 1.444 (lit.)


213-215 °C (lit.)


1.057 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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(3-mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane (MPTMS) is an organosilane with a thiol group, which can be used as a self-assembled monolayer (SAM). It can be used as a conjunction reagent to immobilize a variety of nanoparticles.
(3-Mercaptopropyl) trimethoxysilane (MPS) is predominantly used as a precursor for silica.


MPTMS can be coated with TiO2, CeO2 and La2O3 for protection against corrosion on quaternary bronze in urban atmosphere. It can also be used as a silica nanofluid (NF) to modify the surface of berea sandstone to improve the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) area in the petroleum industry. MPTMS forms composites with kaolin, that can be used as an absorbent for the removal of heavy metals from wastewater. MPTMS can form a bilayer with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) on gold electrodes which can be used to study the electrochemical properties of fluphenazine.


25, 100, 500 g in glass bottle


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

204.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

96 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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  5. What is the purity of Product 175617, (3-Mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane?

    The purity is lot specific, but it will not be less than 94% as stated on the Specification Sheet.

  6. What is the boiling point of Product 175617, (3-Mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane?

    The boiling point for this product is 213-215°C.

  7. Is Product 175617, (3-Mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane, a liquid?

    Yes, 175617 is a liquid. The density is 1.057 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.). For example, the 25G package contains 23.7mL.

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Baizhao Zeng et al.
Talanta, 64(2), 380-386 (2008-10-31)
A novel multi-walled carbon nanotubes/(3-mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane (MPS) bilayer modified gold electrode was prepared and used to study the electrochemcial behavior of fluphenazine and determine it. Fluphenazine could effectively accumulate at this electrode and produce two anodic peaks at about 0.78V and...
Response surface approach for optimization of Hg (II) adsorption by 3-mercaptopropyl trimethoxysilane-modified kaolin minerals from aqueous solution.
Yilmaz S et al.
Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 34(8), 2225-2235 (2017)
Hydrolysis and condensation of self-assembled monolayers of (3-mercaptopropyl) trimethoxysilane on Ag and Au surfaces."
Thompson WR, et al.
Langmuir, 13(8), 2291-2302 (1997)
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