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Product Code: SIH6117.0

Cas No: 1189-93-1

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Siloxane-Based Silane Reducing Agent

Organosilanes are hydrocarbon-like and possess the ability to serve as both ionic and free-radical reducing agents. These reagents and their reaction by-products are safer and more easily handled and disposed than many other reducing agents. The metallic nature of silicon and its low electronegativity relative to hydrogen lead to polarization of the Si-H bond yielding a hydridic hydrogen and a milder reducing agent compared to aluminum-, boron-, and other metal-based hydrides. A summary of some key silane reductions are presented in Table 1 of the Silicon-Based Reducing Agents brochure.

1,1,3,3,5,5-hexamethyltrisiloxane; Methyl 1,5-dihydro-1,1,3,3-hexamethyltrsiloxane; M’DM’
  • High molecular weight silane reducing agent
  • Undergoes hydrosilylation reactions
  • Extensive review of silicon based reducing agents: Larson, G.; Fry, J. L. "Ionic and Organometallic-Catalyzed Organosilane Reductions", Wipf, P., Ed.; Wiley, 2007
  • EINECS Number: 214-716-8

    Alternative Name: M'DM'

    Specific Gravity: 0.8222

    Flashpoint: 20°C (68°F)

    HMIS Key: 1-4-1-X

    Hydrolytic Sensitivity: 3: reacts with aqueous base

    Formula: C6H20O2Si3


    Refractive Index: 1.3811

    Additional Properties: Potential higher boiling organosilane reducing agent similar to SIT7546.0 - 1,1,3,3-tetramethyldisiloxane