Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia

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Organic-inorganic hybrid materials. I: Synthesis, characterization and thermal properties of a novel polyhedral cubic silsesquioxane

Enock O. Dare, Gabriel A. Olatunji, David S. Ogunniyi


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.
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