Silicone meaning

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Any of a large group of oligomers and polymers based on the structural unit R2 SiO, where R is an organic group, characterized by wide-range thermal stability, high lubricity, extreme water repellence, and physiological inertness and used in adhesives, lubricants, protective coatings, paints, electrical insulation, synthetic rubber, and prosthetic replacements for body parts.
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Any of a group of polymerized, organic silicon compounds containing a basic structure of alternate oxygen and silicon atoms, usually with various organic groups attached to the chain: characterized by relatively high resistance to heat, water, etc. and used in oils, polishes, etc.
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Any of a large group of oligomers and polymers based on the structural unit R2 SiO, where R is an organic group, characterized by wide-range thermal stability, high lubricity, extreme water repellence, and physiological inertness and used in adhesives, lubricants, protective coatings, paints, electrical insulation, synthetic rubber, and prosthetic replacements for body parts.
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Any of a class of chemical compounds consisting of long chains of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms, with two organic radicals, typically a methyl (CH3 ) and a phenyl (C6 H5 ) group, attached to each silicon atom. Silicones are very stable and resist the effects of water, heat, and oxidizing agents. They are used to make adhesives, lubricants and synthetic rubber.
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A material that is used to make lubricants, sealants, adhesives, gels, coatings and breast implants. Silicone (pronounced "sill-uh-kone") is a compound of silicon (pronounced "sill-uh-kin") and other materials. See silicon.
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A silicon-based synthetic substance, usually with various organics added. Silicone is characterized by relatively high resistance to heat and water, and is used in oils, greases, polishes, plastics, resins, adhesives, sealants, paints, etc. See also silicon.
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(chemistry) Any of a class of inert, semi-inorganic polymeric compounds (polysiloxanes), that have a wide range of thermal stability and extreme water repellence, used in a very wide range of industrial applications, and in prosthetic replacements for body parts.
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Origin of silicone

  • silicon + -one. Originally obtained by the attempted synthesis of the silicon equivalent of a ketone.

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