ethyl silicate


: a colorless flammable liquid ester (C2H5)4SiO4 that hydrolyzes to silica and ethyl alcohol and is used especially in paints and coatings (as for weatherproofing stone and cement) and as a bonding agent (as for molds for casting metals)

called also tetraethoxysilane, tetraethyl orthosilicate

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“Ethyl silicate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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