Formation of Si-O-N networks from silsesquiazanes

Hirotaka Yokota, Noriko Imanari, Yoshiyuki Sugahara*

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Silsesquiazanes bearing different groups [RSi(NH)1.5] n (R = C12H25, Ph, H) were hydrolyzed and the resulting products were characterized. [C12H25Si(NH) 1.5]n was hydrolyzed by heating in an autoclave with water at 120 °C for 16 h. [PhSi(NH)1.5]n was hydrolyzed by heating with water at 50 ?C for 16 h. [HSi(NH)1.5]n was dispersed in water at room temperature to induce hydrolysis. In the cases of [C12H25Si(NH)1.5]n and [PhSi(NH)1.5]n, IR analysis showed that Si-NH-Si bonds remained and that terminal Si-NH2 bonds in silsesquiazane were preferentially hydrolyzed to form Si-OH bonds or Si-O-Si bonds. Solid-state 29Si CP/MAS NMR analysis revealed the formation of a Si-O-N network containing various Si environments. All the Si-H and Si-N bonds in [HSi(NH) 1.5]n, on the other hand, were converted into Si-O bonds. These results reveal that Si-O-N networks can be formed from silsesquiazanes bearing dodecyl and phenyl groups under relatively moderate conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)608-611
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug


  • Hydrolysis
  • Polysilazane
  • Silsesquioxane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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