Agent Name

Decamethyltetrasiloxane

CAS Number

141-62-8

Formula

C10-H30-O3-Si4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Tetrasiloxane, 1,1,1,3,3,5,5,7,7,7-decamethyl-; Tetrasiloxane, decamethyl-; [ChemIDplus] 1,1,1,3,3,5,5,7,7,7-Decamethyltetrasiloxane; [Merck Index]

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Silicon)

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make extreme temperature silicone oils and as a foam suppressant in lubricating oils; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Octamethyltrisiloxane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.37 mm Hg

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