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Fluoride-ion encapsulated within a silsesquioxane cage

Bassindale, Alan R.; Pourny, Manuel; Taylor, Peter G.; Hursthouse, Michael B. and Light, Mark E. (2003). Fluoride-ion encapsulated within a silsesquioxane cage. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 42(30) pp. 3488–3490.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.200351249
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Abstract

Octaspherosilicate structures have found use as scaffolds for dendrimer synthesis, as models for aluminosilicate structures, and as supports for organometallic catalysts. Space-filling models of such cages suggest there is a void at the center of the cube, but that it is questionable whether it could be filled by an atomic species. Päch and Stosser have shown that g-irradiation of octaalkyl octasilsesquioxane or octatrialkyl siloxyoctasilsesquioxane leads to hydrogenencapsulated
T8 or Q8 cages. ESR spectroscopy confirmed that the hydrogen originated from the organic substituents of the cage.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1521-3773
Keywords: fluoride ion; encapsulation; silsesquioxane; anions; cage compounds; fluorides; silicon ligands; silicon
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)
eSTEeM
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 5111
Depositing User: Alan Bassindale
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2014 09:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5111
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