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Diaryliodonium Salts as Hydrosilylation Initiators for the Surface Functionalization of Silicon Nanomaterials and their Collaborative Effect as Ring Opening Polymerization Initiators

Abstract

Diaryliodonium salts were found to initiate hydrosilylation reactions on the surface of silicon nanosheets as well as silicon nanocrystals of different sizes. A variety of different functional substrates can be used to stabilize the surface of the photoluminescent materials. Additionally, the combination of hydride terminated silicon nanomaterials with diaryliodonium salts was found to initiate cationic ring opening polymerization, demonstrating the potential of silicon based nanomaterials as coinitiators and enabling a mild, straight forward reaction method.

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The article was received on 03 Mar 2017, accepted on 16 May 2017 and first published on 18 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01559C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Diaryliodonium Salts as Hydrosilylation Initiators for the Surface Functionalization of Silicon Nanomaterials and their Collaborative Effect as Ring Opening Polymerization Initiators

    T. Helbich, M. J. Kloberg, R. Sinelnikov, A. Lyuleeva, J. Veinot and B. Rieger, Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01559C

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