Financial support by Wacker-Chemie GmbH, the Bayerischer Forschungsverbund Katalyse, the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, and the Center of Materials Science at the University of Mainz is gratefully acknowledged.
Soluble organosilicon micronetworks with spatially confined reaction sites†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 12, pages 955–958, 1997
How to Cite
Baumann, F., Deubzer, B., Geck, M., Dauth, J., Sheiko, S. and Schmidt, M. (1997), Soluble organosilicon micronetworks with spatially confined reaction sites. Adv. Mater., 9: 955–958. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970091204
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 4 JUL 1997
Extremely small monodisperse micronetworks have potential applications as molecular containers or reaction vessels. The advantages of the sol-gel synthesis reported here, involving endcapping with Si-O-SiR3 groups, are pointed out and the characterization of the resulting spherical particles (radius between 5 nm and 20 nm), see Figure, is described. The variety of functional groups and the high density of potential reaction sites are stressed.