Organofunctional silanes are compounds that combine the functionality of a reactive organic group with inorganic functionality in a single molecule. This special property allows them to be used as molecular bridges between organic polymers and inorganic materials. This bridging property of organofunctional silanes is crucially important in four application fields:

  1. adhesion promotion
  2. surface modificatio
  3. crosslinking of polymer
  4. hydrophobization