siloxane

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siloxane

/si·lox·ane/ (si-lok´sān) any of various compounds based on a substituted backbone of alternating silica and oxygen molecules; in polymeric form they are polysiloxanes, and when the side chain substituents are organic radicals, they are silicones.
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However, taking into account that such domains are not visible in fracture and based on the known natural tendency of the polysiloxanes to segregate on the surface, we believe that these are domains formed by long dimethylsiloxane sequences between crosslinks.