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Product Code: SIP6718.0

Cas No: 6166-86-5

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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.

1,3,5,7,9-Pentamethylcyclopentasiloxane; D'5; Methyl hydrogen cyclic pentamer; 2,4,6,8,10-Pentamethylcyclopentasiloxane
  • ΔHvap: 47.3 kJ/mol
  • Contains other cyclic homologs
  • 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: 228-204-7

    Specific Gravity: 0.998

    Flashpoint: 39°C (102°F)

    HMIS Key: 3-2-1-X

    Hydrolytic Sensitivity: 3: reacts with aqueous base

    Formula: C5H20O5Si5

    Purity: 90%


    Refractive Index: 1.3912

    Additional Properties: ?Hvap: 11.3 kcal/mole
    Contains other cyclic homologs