Organic-inorganic hybrid materials. I: Synthesis, characterization and thermal properties of a novel polyhedral cubic silsesquioxane
Hydrosilylation of 2-chloroethylvinyl ether by octahydridosilsesilsesquioxane catalyzed by hexachloroplatinic acid gives a quantitative yield of 3 as white crystals. Thermogravimetric analysis of Si8O12(CH2CH2OCH2CH2Cl)83 revealed that it is thermally reasonably stable. Spectroscopic data and a crystal structure determination have been used to confirm the integrity, structural and molecular connectivity of the novel compound.
KEY WORDS: Organic-inorganic hybrid materials, Polyhedral cubic silsesquioxane,
Hydrosilylation, Thermogravimetric analysis, Si8O12(CH2CH2OCH2CH2Cl)8
Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2004, 18(1), 37-43.