alk·​oxy·​si·​lane ¦al-ˌkäk-sē-¦si-ˌlān How to pronounce alkoxysilane (audio)
plural alkoxysilanes
: a silane compound with an alkoxy radical sometimes used as a sealant on concrete structures
Much work on sol-gel chemistry involves alkoxysilanes, a class of materials that conservators since the 1920s have tried to use to strengthen and repair stone.Corinna Wu, Science News, 25 Jan. 1997

Word History


alkoxy + silane

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkoxysilane was in 1977

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“Alkoxysilane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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