Applications Silicone oil is used as a calibration media in temperature controlled baths in laboratories due to its good thermal characteristics and low flammability. It is also used as active component in silicone grease, lubricants and heat transfer fluids. It finds application in cosmetics, hair conditioners and as a sorbent for the analysis of headspace (dissolved gas analysis) of food.
Solubility Miscible with aliphatic, aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohol and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Immiscible with water, methanol and ethylene glycol.
Notes Viscosity at 40cSt. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.