New Directions in Organosilicon Surface Science

  • Michael J. Owen


A comprehensive review of new directions in organosilicon surface science has become an increasingly difficult challenge as the field continues to expand in many new and diverse ways. A personal view of some of the more important of these developments is shown in Table 1. From this list, six Dow Corning Corporation developments in the last few years are featured that have either progressed significantly since or were not adequately covered in previous reviews.1,2 These developments are: JKR approach to surface free energy of solids; 2D/3D nanocomposites; highly–fluorinated, low–surface–tension fluorosilicones; novel silicone surfactants; siloxane surface restructuring; silane coupling agent adhesion mechanisms.


Contact Angle Coupling Agent Silane Coupling Agent Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Silicone Surfactant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Owen
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  1. 1.Dow Corning CorporationMidlandUSA

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