Ordered silylation of layered silicate RUB-51 with half-sodalite cages

Yusuke Asakura, Yuki Matsuo, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Kazuyuki Kuroda*

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Layered silicate RUB-51 with half-sodalite cages was silylated with dichlorodimethylsilane and trichloromethylsilane. RUB-51, which possesses two confronting SiO-/SiOH groups on the interlayer surface, was reacted with bi/tri-functional silylating agents to induce bidentate silylation. RUB-51 silylated with dichlorodimethylsilane was delaminated through ultrasonication in cyclohexane. Layered octosilicate, which also possesses two confronting SiO-/ SiOH groups to form a bidentate state, was reacted with the same silylating reagents. The comparison of these silylated products derived from two different layered silicates reveals that the structures of silylated interlayer surfaces are varied by the arrangement of the two SiO -/SiOH groups. Silylated RUB-51 possesses zigzag grooves on the layer surfaces which will be useful for silicate-based nanomaterials design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)968-975
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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