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Clean chlorination of silica surfaces by a single-site substitution approach

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Abstract

A chlorination method for the selective substitution of well-defined isolated silanol groups of the silica surface has been developed using the catalytic Appel reaction. Spectroscopic analysis, complemented by elemental microanalysis studies, reveals that a quantitative chlorination could be achieved with highly dehydroxylated silica materials that exclusively possess non-hydrogen bonded silanol groups. The employed method did not leave any carbon or phosphorus residue on the silica surface and can be regarded as a promising tool for the future functionalization of metal oxide surfaces.

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The article was received on 16 Jan 2018, accepted on 10 Feb 2018 and first published on 12 Feb 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00186C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 4301-4306
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    Clean chlorination of silica surfaces by a single-site substitution approach

    N. Maity, S. Barman, E. Abou-Hamad, V. D'Elia and J. Basset, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 4301
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00186C

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