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Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(dimethylsiloxane)

viscosity 1.0 cSt (25 °C)

Synonym(s):
Octamethyltrisiloxane
Linear Formula:
[(CH3)3SiO]2Si(CH3)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
236.53
Beilstein:
1753063
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

vapor density

>1 (vs air)

refractive index

n20/D 1.384 (lit.)

viscosity

1.0 cSt(25 °C)

bp

153 °C (lit.)

mp

−82 °C (lit.)

density

0.82 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

C[Si](C)(C)O[Si](C)(C)O[Si](C)(C)C

InChI

1S/C8H24O2Si3/c1-11(2,3)9-13(7,8)10-12(4,5)6/h1-8H3

InChI key

CXQXSVUQTKDNFP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), also known as dimethicone, is an organosilicon compound that is widely used as a siloxane based elastomer. It is a hydrophobic material with attractive physical and chemical properties such as elasticity, optical transparency, tunable surface chemistry, and low electrical conductivity.

Application

PDMS can be used in microfluidic devices, nanolithography, and other membrane based applications.

Packaging

50 mL in glass bottle

Pictograms

Flame

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Flam. Liq. 3

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

84.2 °F - (External MSDS)

Flash Point(C)

29 °C - (External MSDS)

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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