what is PDMS ?

what is PDMS ?

PDMS (Polydimethylsiloxane) is optically clear, and in general, inert, non-toxic, and non-flammable.it belongs to a group of polymeric organosilicon compounds that are commonly referred to as silicones, it's the most widely used silicon-based organic polymer, and is particularly known for its unusual rheological (or flow) properties.  It is also called dimethylpolysiloxane or dimethicone and is one of several types of silicone oil (polymerized siloxane).

Structure: CH3[Si(CH3)2O]nSi(CH3)3

What is PDMS used for?

surfactants and antifoaming agents;Hydraulic fluids;Soft lithography;medicine and cosmetics; cooking oils (as an antifoaming agent); defoaming agents, mold release agents, damping fluids, heat transfer fluids, polishes, cosmetics, hair conditioners;silicone rubber.