Silicones - their Chemistry, Applications and Markets

2 November 2015, London, United Kingdom

Silicone is a polymer that has an unusual structure and composition which results in its remarkable properties. It is available as oil, rubber and resin. Characterised by low toxicity and reactivity, coupled with excellent thermal stability, high gas permeability, UV resistance and low surface energy, silicone is the polymer of choice in many applications. These include construction, electronics, water proofing, food and pharmaceutical, beauty products and foam control. The synthesis of millions of tonnes of silicone per annum will be explored as will the relationship between its unique chemistry and uses.

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The lecture will start at 6.30pm with light refreshments from 6pm.
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House

Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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