Nonhydrolytic synthesis of branched alkoxysiloxane oligomers Si[OSiH(OR)2]4 (R = Me, Et)

Ryutaro Wakabayashi, Kazufumi Kawahara, Kazuyuki Kuroda*

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Beyond silanol: A branched siloxane oligomer bearing terminal dialkoxysilyl groups was nonhydrolytically synthesized by direct alkoxysilylation of a tetraalkoxysilane with a chlorodialkoxysilane in the presence of the Lewis acid BiCl3 (see scheme). The reaction proceeds without the formation of intermediate silanol groups, and provides a selective route for siloxane-based oligomers. (Chemical equation presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5273-5277
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 19


  • Lewis acids
  • Nonhydrolytic synthesis
  • Oligomerization
  • Silanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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