Synthesis of polyorganosiloxane retaining SiO4 framework from inosilicate mineral by trimethylsilylation

Kazuyuki Kuroda, Chuzo Kato

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    A polyorganosiloxane retaining a SiO4 tetrahedral framework has been synthesized by the reaction of an inosilicate mineral (para-wollastonite) with a trimethylsilylating reagent. The glassy product dissolved in a wide range of organic solvents but was insoluble in water. The analyses of the product by means of infra-red spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction and elemental analysis indicated that trimethylsilyl side groups were linked to the SiO4 framework. The thermal stability of the product was determined by thermal analysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1300-1302
    Number of pages3
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 1978


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymers and Plastics

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