CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
February 19, 2006

Regarding this week’s selected substance:

Dimethicone (polydimethylsiloxane; PDMS) is a flexible polymer with a backbone of silicon and oxygen instead of carbon.   PDMS is used in a new class of laboratory equipment called microfluidics and is added to hand lotions and cosmetics.

Dimethicone (polydimethylsiloxane; PDMS)

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