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A higher yielding route for T8 silsesquioxane cages and X-ray crystal structures of some novel spherosilicates

Bassindale, Alan R.; Liu, Zhihua; MacKinnon, Iain A.; Taylor, Peter G.; Yang, Yuxing; Light, Mark E.; Horton, Peter N. and Hursthouse, Michael B. (2003). A higher yielding route for T8 silsesquioxane cages and X-ray crystal structures of some novel spherosilicates. Dalton Transactions, 14 pp. 2945–2949.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b302950f
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Abstract

The synthesis of T8 silsesquioxane cages from trialkoxysilanes using tetra n-butylammonium fluoride is described. The yields are in the range 20–95%, which is a great improvement on other literature routes. This methodology enables a wide range of functionalised T8 cages to be prepared. The X-ray crystal structures of three new T8 cages, octacyclopentylsilsesquioxane, octaisobutylsilsesquioxane and octa(4-carboxymethyl-3,3-dimethylbutyl)-silsesquioxane are also reported.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1477-9226
Keywords: silicon; silsesquioxane cage spherosilicate
Academic Unit/Department: Other Departments > Vice-Chancellor's Office
Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 4010
Depositing User: Peter Taylor
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2014 09:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4010
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