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Fully Metalated Silsesquioxanes: Building Blocks for the Construction of Catalyst Models


  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Schwerpunktprogramm “Spezifische Phänomene der Silicium-Chemie”), the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, and the European Commission (contract G1RD-CT-1999-00167 “SAFEGAS”).


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Versatile building blocks for the construction of molecular models for heterogeneous catalysts are readily available in high yields in the form of fully metalated silsesquioxane derivatives, such as dimeric 1, by using alkali-metal silylamides as deprotonating agents.