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Cyclotetrasiloxane

Cyclotetrasiloxane

Cyclotetrasiloxane, also known as octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane or D4, is a clear liquid with a molecular formula of C4H8O4Si4. It is commonly used as a silicone intermediate, serving as a building block for the synthesis of various silicone-based materials. Additionally, cyclotetrasiloxane finds applications as a lubricant, providing lubrication and surface protection. It is used in diverse industries, including cosmetics and personal care, electronics, and industrial chemicals. Its versatility makes it valuable in the production of silicone rubber, resins, and specialty chemicals.

Chemical Formula:

C4H8O4Si4

CAS Number:

556-67-2

Synonyms:

Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane, D4

Characteristics

Molar Weight

296.64 g/mol

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Silicone Intermediate
  • Lubricant
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Electronics
  • Industrial and Specialty Chemicals

Industries

  • Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry
  • Electronics Industry
  • Industrial Chemicals Industry
  • Specialty Chemicals Industry

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