Silicone in Medical Applications

  • Matej BračičEmail author
  • Simona Strnad
  • Lidija Fras Zemljič
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Silicones are oligomers or polymers of organic siloxanes, which are products of organochlorosilanes [1]. The basis for all silicones is quartz sand or silica from which silicon is obtained in the first phase (Eq. 1.1).


Organic Siloxane Long-term Indwelling Urethral Catheters Natural Latex Waterproof Coatings Silicone Polymer Synthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matej Bračič
    • 1
    Email author
  • Simona Strnad
    • 1
  • Lidija Fras Zemljič
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Characterization and Processing of Polymers (LCPP), Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia

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