Silicones are odorless, colorless, water resistant, chemical resistant,
oxidation resistant, stable at high temperature, and do not conduct
electricity. They have many uses, such as lubricants, adhesives, sealants,
gaskets, breast implants, dishware, Silly Putty, and many other products.
Due to their thermal stability and relatively high melting and boiling
points, silicones are often used where organic polymers are not applicable.
Silicone is often mistakenly referred to as "silicon". Although
silicones contain silicon atoms, they are not made up exclusively of
silicon, and have completely different physical characteristics from