Siloxane meaning

sĭ-lŏksān, sī-
Any of a class of chemical compounds of silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen, based on the repeating structural unit H2 SiO.
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Any of a class of compounds, varying from liquids to hard resins, whose molecules are composed of chains of alternate silicon and oxygen atoms, usually with hydrogen or hydrocarbon groups attached to the free valences of the silicon atoms.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a class of compound having a short repeating unit of silicon and oxygen atoms (either in a chain or a ring) with organic side chains.
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Origin of siloxane

  • sil(icon) ox(ygen) –ane

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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