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Altering organic oils with Silicones

TONY O’LENICK1, THOMAS O’LENICK2
1. Siltech LLC, 2170, Luke Edwards Road, Dacula, GA 30019, USA
2. SurfaTech Corporation, 1625 Lakes Parkway, Law Renceville, GA 30043, USA

Abstract

Alkyl dimethicone polymers are a class of oilsoluble materials that can provide surface-activeproperties when added to oils. Addition of the properalkyl silicone can alter feel, lower surface tension, and orprovide gels. This article looks at these interestingmaterials in a new way, hopefully making them moreinteresting to the formulation chemist.