Silanes & Silicon Compounds

Gelest offers a wide range of silane and silicon compounds in research and commercial quantities that are employed to enhance adhesion, increase mechanical properties of composites, improve dispersion of pigments and minerals, provide crosslinking, immobilize catalysts, bind biomaterials.

Silanes are also utilized to protect, synthesize, and derivatize functional groups in organic synthesis.  They can impart hydrophobic or hydrophilic surface characteristics.  Applications include Advanced Ceramics, Adhesives & Sealants, Alternative Energy, Conductive Coatings, Dielectrics for Microelectronics, Micro-Particle Surface Modification, Optical Materials, Photolithography, Separation & Diagnostic Sciences. More information can be found in the printed brochures available for download on the Handbooks and Brochures page.