Molecular Structures of Silicone Fluids
Straight and Modified Silicone Fluids
Straight Silicone Fluids
Straight silicone fluid is the generic name for three main types of silicone fluids that are straight-chain polymers formed of siloxane bonds. These three are dimethyl silicone fluid, methylphenyl silicone fluid, and methyl hydrogen silicone fluid.
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Dimethyl silicone fluid
Methyl groups are introduced into all side chains and both ends of the polysiloxane.
Methylphenyl silicone fluid
Phenyl groups are introduced into some of the side chains of the polysiloxane.
Methylhydrogen silicone fluid
Hydrogen is introduced into some of the side chains of the polysiloxane.
Modified Silicone Fluids
Silicone fluids with organic groups introduced into the ends and side chains are called modified silicone fluids. They are categorized into four main types, according to the bonding position of the organic groups. They are further classified as reactive or non-reactive silicone fluids, according to the behavior of their organic groups.
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Organic groups are introduced into some of the side chains of the polysiloxane.
[ Reactive silicone fluids ]
[ Non-reactive silicone fluids]