N-Hexyltriethoxysilane: A Versatile Silane Coupling Agent for Various Applications

N-Hexyltriethoxysilane (HTS) is a clear, colorless liquid that belongs to the class of alkylalkoxysilanes. It has a molecular formula of C12H28O3Si and a molecular weight of 248.43 g/mol. It has a boiling point of 115 °C and a density of 0.86 g/mL. It is also known as triethoxyhexylsilane or hexyltriethoxysilane.

HTS is a versatile silane coupling agent that can be used for various applications in different fields. Some of the main applications of HTS are:

A chemist holding a flask of n-Hexyltriethoxysilane in a laboratory.
N-Hexyltriethoxysilane is a silane coupling agent that can be used for various applications.

Water-repellent primer and impregnating agent for concrete: HTS can be applied to concrete surfaces to reduce the water absorbency and improve the durability of the concrete. HTS forms a thin layer of hydrophobic siloxane on the surface of the concrete, which prevents water penetration and reduces the risk of cracking, spalling and corrosion. HTS also allows the concrete to breathe and maintain its water vapor permeability.

Hydrophobic and reinforcing finishing agent for polyolefin resins: HTS can be used to modify the surface properties of polyolefin resins such as polyethylene and polypropylene. HTS can improve the hydrophobicity, adhesion, dispersion and mechanical strength of the resins by forming covalent bonds with the polymer chains and the inorganic fillers.

Inorganic surface conditioner for waterproof and dustproof effect: HTS can be used to treat various inorganic materials such as glass, ceramics, metals and minerals. HTS can create a water-repellent and anti-static coating on the surface of these materials, which can prevent water spots, stains, dust accumulation and electrostatic discharge.

Multicolor photoluminescence source for intravital imaging: HTS can be used to synthesize self-assembled SiOx-core nanodots that exhibit strong and stable photoluminescence under multiphoton excitation. These nanodots can be used as contrast agents for intravital fluorescence imaging of biological structures and processes in vivo. The nanodots have good biocompatibility, low toxicity and long emission lifetime. The color of the nanodots can be tuned by controlling the size and surface chemistry of the nanoparticles.

HTS is a promising silane coupling agent that has many potential applications in various fields. It is easy to handle, store and use. If you are interested in learning more about HTS or other silane coupling agents, please visit Pengrun.Ltd website or contact us for more information.

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