A compilation of Articles about Understanding Silicone Chemistry and Formulation Technology
Published June 2019
This work is a compilation of articles arranged in several sections designed to allow the cosmetic formulator to search for information that will aide in formulations. It is the author’s intention to add new articles as that become available to include the most recent information. Each chapter can stand alone, meaning it will contain enough information to allow the reader to understand the topic by reading only that chapter. This results in some information being repeated, but having repetition in chapters enforces the important concepts and reading stand-alone articles in more efficient than having the read the entire work.
As the great Enrico Fermi stated:
“Never underestimate the joy people derive from hearing something they already know.”
Table of Contents
It is recommended that the reader look at the chapters in this section, most importantly the first three, since they cover the basic concepts that will apply to all additional chapters. The reader is challenged to ask, why is this particular silicone in the formulation.
Chapter 4: Understanding Silicone – Overview (a large file)
The articles in this section are intended to dive a little deeper into specific topics, introduced in the Basics.
Minimally Disruptive Formulations
The articles in this section are intended to introduce a concept in formulation that expedites the screening of raw materials added in low concentrations to a formulation platform.
Chemistry and Properties