Special silanes are used as synthetic building blocks in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. WACKER offers a wide portfolio of organofunctional and non-functional silanes. Organofunctional silanes are hybrid compounds that combine the functionality of a reactive organic group with the inorganic functionality of an alkyl silicate in a single molecule. As a result, organofunctional silanes can be used as molecular bridges between organic and inorganic materials. This bridging property is highly important in many applications and industries. Silanes are colorless, clear, volatile liquids that are soluble in organic solvents - including alcohol in some cases.
- Adhesion promoter
- Surface modifiers for optimizing compatibility
- Water scavengers in moisture-curing polymers
- Crosslinkers for polyethylene