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Dimethicone

Dimethicone

Dimethicone is a silicone-based compound commonly used as an emollient and lubricant in personal care products, providing smoothness and a silky feel to the skin and hair.

Chemical Formula:

(C2H6OSi)n

CAS Number:

9006-65-9

Synonyms:

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), Silicone oil, Dimethylpolysiloxane, Dimethyl silicone, Siloxane, Dimethyl siloxane, Methylpolysiloxane

Characteristics

Molar Weight

10,000 to 20,000 g/mol.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Personal care and cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical and medical
  • Industrial and manufacturing
  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Automotive and mechanical applications

Industries

  • Textile and leather industry

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