Silicones are polymers, which are large molecules composed of many repeated sub-units. Silicones are also called as polysiloxanes, are polymers that include any synthetic compound made up of copying units of siloxane, which is a chain of alternating silicon atoms and oxygen atoms, combined with hydrogen, carbon, and sometimes other elements. It has good thermal stability.
Silicones are a family of speciality, high-performance materials. The family includes siloxanes and silanes, all of which are broadly used in thousands of products and provide essential advantages to key parts of our economy.
Uses of silicones
- Silicone adhesives and sealants are used to seal and protect doors
- Silicon supplements are used as medicine
- Silicon is used for weak bones (osteoporosis), heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular disease)