Kuge H1, Hagiwara Y, Shimojima A, Kuroda K.
Chem Asian J. 2008 Mar 7;3(3):600-6. doi: 10.1002/asia.200700242.Well-defined alkoxysilane oligomers containing a cagelike carbosiloxane core were synthesized and used as novel building blocks for the formation of siloxane-based hybrid networks. These oligomers were synthesized from the cagelike trimer derived from bis(triethoxysilyl)methane by silylation with mono-, di-, and triethoxychlorosilanes ((EtO)(n)Me(3-n)SiCl, n=1, 2, and 3). Hybrid xerogels were prepared by hydrolysis and polycondensation of these oligomers under acidic conditions. Read More