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Comparatively Speaking: Wetting/Eye Irritation in Trisiloxane vs. Dimethicone Copolyol
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Posted: February 15, 2011
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Table 2 compares the same trisiloxane to a series of increasing molecular weight dimethicone copolyol compounds at 10% active in water for eye irritation. It shows that trisiloxanes are as irritating as sodium lauryl sulfate but as the molecular weight increases, the irritation level drops dramatically.