Table 1. Wetting of PEG-8 dimethicone as a trisiloxane vs. a dimethicone copolyol

Test Compound Molecular Weight Draves Wetting 0.1% Soln.  CMC mg/l Surface Tension at CMC Description
PEG-8 Dimethicone 633 7 sec 20 20 Trisiloxane
PEG-8 Dimethicone 855 8 sec 20 20 Dimethicone Copolyol
PEG-8 Dimethicone  1398 10 sec 20 20 Dimethicone Copolyol
PEG-8 Dimethicone  2105 18 sec 23 22 Dimethicone Copolyol
PEG-8 Dimethicone 2706 257 sec 23 22 Dimethicone Copolyol