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Caterpillar-shaped polysilsesquioxanes

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Abstract

The preparation of linear polysilsesquioxanes having Si–OH side groups is not trivial, because direct condensation of multifunctional silanol derivatives would lead to branched or crosslinked polymers. We have successfully prepared an unsymmetrical double-decker silsesquioxane with a silyl hydride function at one end and two silanol groups at the other. Linear POSS polymers having Si–OH side groups are obtained selectively in good yields. The properties and potential applications are briefly presented.

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The article was received on 24 Dec 2018, accepted on 29 Jan 2019 and first published on 30 Jan 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC10179E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article

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    Caterpillar-shaped polysilsesquioxanes

    K. Tian, T. Luh, X. Wang, C. Hao, X. Yang, Z. Li and G. Lai, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC10179E

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