BMF 59 - Cyclic Siloxanes

Cyclic siloxanes are used in the manufacturing of silicones, in combination or alone in personal care products, and as carriers, lubricants and solvents in a variety of commercial applications. They are of interest due to their extensive use and the fact that certain siloxanes are persistent in the environment, resisting oxidation, reduction, and photodegradation.

Recently, the use of cyclosiloxanes in cosmetics and personal care products has received increased attention. Organizations like Environment Canada, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) have released reports on the distribution of cyclosiloxanes in the environment and their potential health and environmental effects. 


Chiron AS now offers high quality standards for analysis of cyclic siloxanes surfactants– get 15% discount when purchasing the whole set!

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