The Open UniversitySkip to content

Enzyme-catalyzed transetherification of alkoxysilanes

Abbate, Vincenzo; Brandstadt, Kurt F.; Taylor, Peter G. and Bassindale, Alan R. (2013). Enzyme-catalyzed transetherification of alkoxysilanes. Catalysts, 3(1) pp. 27–35.

Full text available as:
PDF (Accepted Manuscript) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (149kB) | Preview
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


We report the first evidence of an enzyme-catalyzed transetherification of model alkoxysilanes. During an extensive enzymatic screening in the search for new biocatalysts for silicon-oxygen bond formation we found that certain enzymes promoted the transetherification of alkoxysilanes when tert-butanol or 1-octanol were used as the reaction solvents.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
ISSN: 2073-4344
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetDow Corning Corporation, Midland (MI)
Extra Information: "This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( "
Keywords: enzyme; biomimetic catalysis; transetherification; alkoxysilane
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Other Departments > Vice-Chancellor's Office
Other Departments
Item ID: 35985
Depositing User: Peter Taylor
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2013 16:39
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 13:05
Share this page:


Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU