noun alk·oxy·si·lane \¦al-ˌkäk-sē-¦si-ˌlān, -¦sī-\

Definition of alkoxysilane



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of alkoxysilane

alkoxy + silane

First Known Use: 1977

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