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Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane

Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane

Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane (HMDS) is a cyclic siloxane compound with a six-membered ring structure. It is a clear and volatile liquid with a mild odor. HMDS is commonly used as a precursor in the production of silicone polymers and elastomers, as well as in various industrial applications such as coatings, adhesives, and personal care products.

Chemical Formula:

(CH3)6Si3O3

CAS Number:

0541-05-09

Synonyms:

D3, Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane, HMCTS, Cyclohexasiloxane

Characteristics

Molar Weight

294.6 g/mol

Melting Point

-47 °C

Boiling Point

134 °C

Solubility

Soluble in organic solvents, insoluble in water

Density

1.06 g/cm³

Forms

Colorless liquid

Odor

Characteristic odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Silicone synthesis
  • Polymer manufacturing
  • Lubricants and release agents
  • Coatings and paints
  • Personal care products

Industries

  • Chemical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Cosmetics and personal care industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Electronics industry

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