Silane Coupling Agents | Adhesion Promoters | Vinyl Silanes | Surface Modifiers | Crosslinkers for HDPE

SiSiB® PC6110

Synonym: Винилтриметокси-силан

Countertype of Dynasylan VTMO, DowCorning Z-6300, ShinEtsu KBM-1003, Wacker GENIOSIL XL 10, Silquest A-171

Chemical Structure


SiSiB® PC6110, vinyltrimethoxysilane, is used as a polymer modifier via grafting reactions. The resulting pendant trimethoxysilyl groups can function as moisture-activated crosslinking sites. The Silane grafted polymer is processed as a thermoplastic and crosslinking occurs after fabrication of the finished article upon exposure to moisture.

Typical Physical Properties

Chemical Name: Vinyltrimethoxysilane
CAS No.: 2768-02-7
EINECS No.: 220-449-8
Empirical Formula: C5H12O3Si
Molecular Weight: 148.2
Boiling Point: 122°C [760mmHg]
Flash Point: 28°C
Color and Appearance: Colorless transparent liquid
Density [25°C]: 0.960-0.970
Refractive Index [25°C]: 1.3905
Purity: Min 99.0%


Polymer Modification
PC6110 is used to modify polyethylene and other polymers by grafting its vinyl group to the polymer backbone using a radical initiator, such as peroxide. This provides a polymer with pendant trimethoxysilyl groups that may be used as moisture-activated crosslinking sites via hydrolysis of the alkoxy groups followed by condensation of the resulting silanols.

Crosslinking of Silane-Grafted Polymers.
The reaction of Silane-grafted polyethylene to form a crosslinked or vulcanized polyethylene uses water to form the crosslinks. This technology is widely used around the world for commercial applications in wire and cable insulation, tubing, and other similar uses.
The basic reaction sequence is as follows: polyethylene is reacted (grafted) with vinyltrimethoxysilane, using a peroxide initiator, in an extruder. The grafted polyethylene is then formed into a finished product, such as cable jacketing, wire insulation, or pipe. The forming step is usually done by a second extrusion, during which a catalyst for the moisture-cure step is added. Finally, the formed article is exposed to moisture or hot water to cause hydrolysis of the Silane and condensation to form crosslinks via Si-O-Si bond formation.

Benefits of Crosslinking
Higher maximum use temperature
Reduced deformation under load (creep)
Improved chemical resistance
Superior environmental stress crack resistance
Increased abrasion resistance
Improved impact strength
Memory characteristics (shrink film, tubing)
Improved impact strength

Advantages of Silane Crosslinking over Radiation or Peroxide Crosslinking
Low capital investment
Low operating (energy) costs
Higher productivity
Processing versatility
Thick, thin, or variable thicknesses possible
Complex shaps possible
Wilder processing latitude (control of premature crosslinking)
Useful with filled composites
Applicable to all polyethylene densities and copolymers.


Net weight 190Kg steel drum or 950Kg IBC container, for more details, please visit Packing Centre.

Technical Library

Download Technical Data Sheet Safety Data Sheet


Download 2010 SiSiB® SILANE Catalogue