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Silicone Dispersions

1st Edition

Edited by Yihan Liu

CRC Press

369 pages | 20 Color Illus. | 150 B/W Illus.

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Silicone is an important class of materials used in applications that range from industrial assembly to everyday consumer products. Silicones are often delivered and synthesized in dispersion forms, the most common being liquid-in-liquid (emulsion), solid-in-liquid (suspension), air-in-liquid (foam) and solid-in air (powder). This book compiles a carefully selected number of topics that are essential to the understanding, creative design and production of silicone dispersions. As such, it provides the first unified description of silicone dispersions in the literature.

Table of Contents

Silicone Dispersions


  1. Basic Structure and Properties of Silicones
  2. Yihan Liu* and Samuel F. Costanzo

  3. Silicone Emulsions and Microemulsions
  4. Yihan Liu* and Samuel F. Costanzo

  5. Ionic Polymerization of Silicones in Aqueous Media
  6. Ronald P. Gee*

  7. Silicone Water-Based Elastomers
  8. Donald T. Liles*

  9. Silicone Elastomeric Powders
  10. Donald T. Liles*, Isabelle Van Reeth, and Mari Wakita

  11. Janus Emulsions - Some Fundamentals
  12. Stig E. Friberg*

  13. Silica and Silsesquioxane Dispersions Obtained from Alkoxysilanes
  14. Leon Marteaux* and Donald T. Liles

  15. Dispersion Processes of Silicone Antifoams
  16. Steven P. Christiano*

  17. Applications for Silicones in Cosmetic and Personal Care Products
  18. Michael S. Starch*

  19. Silane-based Water Repellents for Inorganic Construction Materials
  20. Jean-Paul Lecomte* and Oliver Weichold

  21. Application of Silicones in the Oil and Gas Industry

Randal M. Hill*, Siwar Trabelsi, and Gianna Pietrangeli


About the Editor

Yihan Liu is a Research Scientist in Dow Corning Corporation, now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, and was previously a senior scientist in Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Skillman, New Jersey. With 20 years industrial experience specialized in the research, product development and applications of surfactants and emulsions, Dr. Liu has commercialized numerous products, is the inventor of 10 issued US patents and more than 20 new patent applications, and the author of 11 journal articles and book chapters in the field of colloid and interface science. She received the B.A. degree in physics and mathematics from Saint Olaf College, the M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Washington, and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

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Surfactant Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical