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The Polysiloxanes

James E. Mark, Dale W. Schaefer, and Gui Lin


Polysiloxanes are the most studied inorganic and semi-inorganic polymers because of their many medical and commercial uses. The Si-O backbone endows polysiloxanes with intriguing properties: the strength of the Si-O bond imparts considerable thermal stability, and the nature of the bonding imparts low surface free energy. Prostheses, artificial organs, objects for facial reconstruction, vitreous substitutes in the eyes, and tubing take advantage of the stability and pliability of polysiloxanes. Artificial skin, contact lenses, and drug delivery systems utilize their high permeability. Such bio ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780195181739
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195181739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James E. Mark, author

Dale W. Schaefer, author

Gui Lin, author