alk·​oxy·​si·​lane | \ ¦al-ˌkäk-sē-¦si-ˌlān How to pronounce alkoxysilane (audio) , -¦sī- \
plural alkoxysilanes

Definition of alkoxysilane

: 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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First Known Use of alkoxysilane

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkoxysilane

alkoxy + silane

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“Alkoxysilane.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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