Silicone oil

viscosity 10 cSt (25 °C)

Polydimethylsiloxane, PDMS
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Quality Level

vapor density

>1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<5 mmHg ( 25 °C)
5 mmHg ( 20 °C)

refractive index

n20/D 1.403 (lit.)


10 cSt(25 °C)


>140 °C/0.002 mmHg (lit.)


0.93 g/mL at 25 °C

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General description

Silicone oil is a low viscosity, liquid polymerized, siloxane with organic side chains. Silicone oil exhibits antimicrobial activity against endopthalmitis causing microorganisms under in vitro conditions.


Silicone oil has been used as an intraocular liquid in the treatment of retinal detachments.It may also be used as a two phase partitioning bioreactor to treat gas effluents.


250 mL in poly bottle
1 L in poly bottle

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

214.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

101.1 °C - closed cup

Maurizio Mete et al.
Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie, 249(6), 821-826 (2010-11-17)
Several surgical techniques have been described for the treatment of retinal detachment (RD) associated to myopic macular hole (MMH). In this retrospective study, the anatomical and functional outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with long-term tamponade, using either 1000 cSt...
Daniel Bar-David et al.
Optics express, 26(15), 19115-19122 (2018-08-17)
We experimentally demonstrate light-flow interaction, in which the angular momentum of circulating light excites micro-vortices. In contrast with the solid-phase of matter, where one has to overcome static friction in order to start motion, liquids have no "static drag." Relevant...
Jean-Marc Aldric et al.
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 153(1-3), 67-79 (2009-01-22)
A two-phase partitioning bioreactor to treat gas effluents polluted by volatile organic compound has been developed. In this work, both the mass transfer of isopropylbenzene (IPB) and oxygen have been considered in relation to their influence on the hydrodynamics of...
Christian Scholz et al.
Physical review letters, 109(26), 264504-264504 (2013-02-02)
We study the permeability of quasi-two-dimensional porous structures of randomly placed overlapping monodisperse circular and elliptical grains. Measurements in microfluidic devices and lattice Boltzmann simulations demonstrate that the permeability is determined by the Euler characteristic of the conducting phase. We...
Zhiyong Li et al.
Optics express, 21(1), 1281-1286 (2013-02-08)
A gold nanorod-facilitated optical heating method for droplets in microfluidic chips is reported. Individual and stream nanoliter level droplets containing gold nanorods are heated by a low power 808-nm-wavelength laser. Owing to the high photothermal conversion efficiency of gold nanorods...

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