Polymerization of hydrolysis products of methyltriethoxysilane in aqueous solutions

Isao Hasegawa, Sumio Sakka, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Kazuyuki Kuroda, Chuzo Kato

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The structure and distribution of chemical species of hydrolysis and polycondensation products of methyltriethoxysilane in aqueous solutions containing sodium ions have been studied with the trimethylsilylation technique and by 29Si n. m. r. spectroscopy. 11 trimethylsilylated derivatives of the products were obtained from the solutions. The recovery of methyltrisilanol (CH3Si(OH)3) was higher than that of the monosilicic acid in an aqueous sodium silicate solution at the same Si concentration and the same sodium ion-to-silicon molar ratio, suggesting that polymerization of silicate anions is easier than that of hydrolysis products of methyltriethoxysilane in aqueous solutions. On the basis of the distribution, assignment of 29Si n. m. r. peaks corresponding to low-molecular weight species formed from methyltriethoxysilane is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-652
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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  • Ceramics and Composites

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