What is the nature of silicones surrounded by non-polar alkyl groups?

Silicones being surrounded by non-polar alkyl groups are water-repelling in nature.


Silicones are high-performance materials that include reactive silanes, silicone fluids and silicone polymers. They are used, including enhanced flexibility and moisture, heat, cold and ultraviolet radiation resistance. Silicones can be manufactured in many forms, including solids, liquids, semi-viscous pastes, greases, oils and rubber.

  • It is associated with cosmetics, shampoos and conditioners, as well as impart better shine, and allow skincare products to be made with stronger SPF.
  • Silicone improves the efficiency, durability and performance of solar panels and photovoltaic devices
  • Silicones also play an essential role in enabling LED lighting technology.

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