Silanes and silicon compounds are offered in research and commercial quantities and are used for a variety of applications.
A wide variety of inert silicone materials and reactive silicones for formulating are available.
Gelest offers a variety of metal-organic products which can be used as catalysts in synthetic reactions.
Our Bimax product line offers acrylates & specialty monomers for formulation development and polymer synthesis.
Micro-Particle Surface Modification
Gelest provides chemistries and deposition technologies for microparticle modifications that dramatically enhance color, polarity, adhesion, dispersion, rheological behavior, photo/chemical/thermal stability, moisture/corrosion resistance, and mechanical/electrical properties.
Silane Coupling Agents
Silanes can be used to prime metals, bind biomaterial, immobilize catalysts, provide crosslinking, and improve polymer and particle dispersions. They can also enhance adhesive bonding, increase electrical properties, maximize composite strength, and increase mechanical properties. Information on what a silane coupling agent is, how to choose one, and how to apply one can be found here.
Hydrophobicity, Hydrophilicity and Silane Surface Modification
Silanes can specifically be used for hydrophobic/hydrophilic surface modification. This information focuses on raw materials that can be used for: water repellents; anti-stiction coatings; mineral surface treatments; fillers for composites; pigment dispersants; dielectric coatings; release coatings; optical (LED) coatings; bonded phases; self-assembled monolayers (SAMs); and architectural coatings.