Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)

formula: C12H36O6Si6; CAS Registry Number: 540-97-6
Structure of Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
Source: PubChem
Identifier: CID 10911

Very persistent, very bioaccumulative compound (vPvB)


  • Bioindicator in rivers and lakes
  • As the only viviparous fish in German nearshore waters, it is a bioindicator in nearshore coastal marine ecosystems.

Sampling area

Sampling period

1995 - 2018