Tetramethoxysilane is used in corrosion resistant coatings and in catalysts. It is also used in the production of silicone. Further, it is employed in the sol-gel synthesis of chromium-doped silicates and in the formation of hexagonal mesoporous silica layers. In addition, it is used in synthetic chemistry to prepare ketals and acetals from ketones and aldehydes respectively.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H330-H315-H318-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Fatal if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P320-P405-P501a
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.