Definition of silane
: any of various compounds of hydrogen and silicon that have the general formula SinH2n+2 and are analogous to alkanes
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Intel, Nov. 11, 1986 (Aloha): A pyrophoric gas silane cylinder leaks through a valve and catches fire.
The sponge is made of a polyurethane foam coated in silane, which attracts oil.
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Origin and Etymology of silane
International Scientific Vocabulary silicon + methane
First Known Use: 1916See Words from the same year
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