Sol-gel reactions of phenyltrimethoxysilane and tetramethoxysilane. 29Si NMR analyses of reaction kinetics and polymeric intermediates

L. W. Kelts, Timothy Edward Long

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Sol-gel reactions of phenyltetramethoxysilane in tetrahydrofuran result in complete hydrolysis before condensation becomes important. This sequence of reactions is much different from sol-gel reactions in methanol. In addition, the slow condensation of base sols is much different than in TMOS or TEOS sols, and they do not form extensive internal cage structures as observed in TMOS and TEOS reactions. Spectral evidence for bond formation between phenyltrimethoxysilane and tetramethoxysilane was obtained. Conventional prehydrolysis of the slower reacting phenyltrialkoxysilane was utilized to ensure bond formation between the two monomer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-702
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes
EventPapers presented at the Washington, DC Meeting 1990 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 1990 Aug 261990 Aug 31


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Engineering(all)

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