# How durable is a silanized surface?

I have two questions regarding silanization:

1) How durable is a silanized glass surface? (i.e. How long a silanized surface can be kept without any change in its wettability or contact angle?)

2) What are the optimum conditions for keeping a silanized surface while it's idle and dry? (e.g. maintenance temperature, humidity, etc. Should it be kept in a desiccator or not necessarily?)

• Try looking up rainx – Dissenter Dec 28 '15 at 8:55

The silanization process involves creating new covalent $\ce{Si-O}$ bonds, which are quite strong.