The composition formed by mixing an organosilane, optionally having a nonhydrolizable organic group, but having one or more hydrolyzable groups, with a polyol containing at least two hydroxy groups, wherein at least any two of the hydroxy groups are separated by no more than two intervening atoms. Water-stabilized organosilane compounds. A water stable composition made from the polyol and organosilane or compound and water. A method of treating a substrate by mixing or contacting the substrate with the product, compound, or composition of this invention for a period of time sufficient for treatment of the substrate. A treated substrate having adhered thereto the product, compound, or composition of this invention. A method of dyeing and treating a substrate. A method of antimicrobially treating a food article. A method of antimicrobially coating a fluid container. A method of antimicrobially coating a latex medical article. A method of making a siloxane in the presence of a stabilizer.