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Decamethyltetrasiloxane

Decamethyltetrasiloxane

Decamethyltetrasiloxane is a colorless liquid used as a key intermediate in the production of silicone materials. It has a high boiling point, low viscosity, and excellent thermal stability. It is commonly used in the manufacturing of silicone elastomers, fluids, sealants, and other silicone-based products due to its versatility and compatibility with various applications.

Chemical Formula:

C10H30O4Si4

CAS Number:

141-62-8

Synonyms:

Decamethyltetrasiloxane, L4, Tetramethyltetraoxydisiloxane, Tetramethyltetraoxysilane, D4, TM4, DMT, Silicone L4

Characteristics

Molar Weight

346.7 g/mol

Melting Point

-38°C

Boiling Point

210-212°C

Solubility

Insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents

Density

0.956 g/cm³

Forms

Colorless liquid

Odor

Characteristic odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Silicone elastomers
  • Silicone fluids
  • Silicone sealants
  • Silicone coatings
  • Silicone adhesives

Industries

  • Chemical industry
  • Silicone manufacturing
  • Electronics industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace industry

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