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(2N) 99% 2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane
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(3N) 99.9% 2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane
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(4N) 99.99% 2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane
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(5N) 99.999% 2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane
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2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C4H12O4Si4
Molecular Weight 240.51
Appearance Colorless Liquid
Melting Point -69 °C
Boiling Point 134 °C
Density 0.986 g/mL
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 235.981265
Monoisotopic Mass 235.981265

2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H226
Hazard Codes C
Risk Codes 10
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1993C 3 / PGIII
WGK Germany 3

About 2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane

2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane is one of numerous organo-metallic compounds sold by American Elements under the trade name AE Organo-Metallics™ for uses requiring non-aqueous solubility such as recent solar energy and water treatment applications. Similar results can sometimes also be achieved with Nanoparticles and by thin film deposition. Note American Elements additionally supplies many materials as solutions. 2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Additional technical, research and safety information is available.

2,4,6,8-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane Synonyms

1, 3, 5, 7-Cyclotetra(methylsiloxane), 1, 3, 5, 7-Tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane, TMCTS, Cyclotetrasiloxane, 2, 4, 6, 8-tetramethyl-

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula (HSiCH3O)4
MDL Number MFCD00039567
EC No. 219-137-4
Beilstein/Reaxys No. 1775282
Pubchem CID 6327421
IUPAC Name 2,4,6,8-tetramethyl-1,3,5,7,2λ3,4λ3,6λ3,8λ3-tetraoxatetrasilocane
SMILES C[Si]1O[Si](O[Si](O[Si](O1)C)C)C
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C4H12O4Si4/c1-9-5-10(2)7-12(4)8-11(3)6-9/h1-4H3

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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