Sylgard Silicone Elastomer

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 2-part silicone elastomer, ideal for potting and encapsulating applications

  • Coat patch clamp electrodes
  • Make cell culture dishes and dissecting pads
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)

This silicone elastomer has a very low dielectric constant sealing compound, which makes it ideal for patch clamping and many other lab applications, especially in electrophysiology applications. 

Sylgard 184 silicone elastomer base and curing agent is supplied as a two part kit comprised of liquid components. When the base and the curing agent are thoroughly mixed in a 10:1 weight ration, the medium-viscosity liquid mixture has a consistency resembling SAE No. 40 motor oil. The liquid mixture will cure in thick or thin sections to a flexible, transparent elastomer ideally suited for electical/electronic potting and encapsulating applications.

Sylgard 184 silicone elastomer offers a flexible cure schedule from 25-150°C (77-302°F), without an exotherm. Sylgard 194 silicone elastomer requires no post cure and can be placed in service immediately following the completion of the cure schedule at an operating temperature from -55° to 200 °C. (-67 to 392°F).

Sylgard 184 silicone elastomer is especially useful for applications where clarity is desirable. For more information, please refer to the manual.

Curing Time: 24 hours at 25ºC, 15 min. at 150ºC

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