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1. Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane/silica/polydimethylsiloxane rubber composites with enhanced mechanical and


thermal properties
By Zhang, Dian; Huang, Guangsu; Shi, Yunhui; Zhang, Guangya; Liu, Yufeng
From Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2015), 132(26), 42173/1-42173/8. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS,
DOI:10.1002/app.42173
Composites of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) rubber modified by three kinds of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes
(POSSs) as well as fumed silica were prepd. through soln. blending and then open two-roll mill blending with curing
agent. Subsequently, the influences of POSS on mech. and thermal properties of the resulting composites were
investigated in detail. The addn. of POSS significantly enhanced the tensile strength and elongation at break of the
composite but lowered the tensile modulus, which could be ascribed to the interruption of silica-silica and silica-PDMS
interactions. Octamethylsilsesquioxane (OMS)/silica/PDMS and octaphenylsilsesquioxane (OPS)/silica/PDMS
composites did not show desirable mech. and thermal properties. Nevertheless, heptaphenylvinylsilsesquioxane
(VPS)/silica/PDMS composite with 5 wt % VPS exhibited enhanced glass transition temp. (Tg), mech. properties, and
thermal stability. Further studies revealed that more VPS unfavorably affected properties of the composite. Scanning
electron microscope and X-ray diffraction demonstrated that owing to the grafting reaction, 5 wt % VPS in the rubber
matrix could form microcrystal domains the most effectively. Thus, the improved mech. properties and thermal stability
just resulted from the formation of microcrystal domains and the increase in stiffness of PDMS chains because of the
graft of VPS onto PDMS. 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2015, 132, 42173.
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2. Synthesis of Hybrid Nanocomposites Based on Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Using Atom Transfer Radical
Polymerization
By Ma, Xiang-Mei; Liu, Xue-Ying; Wang, Bin; Ma, Jia-Ju; Zhang, Ming-Xu; He, Jie
From Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements (2015), 190(2), 200-207. Language: English,
Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1080/10426507.2014.914934
A new org./inorg. hybrid polymer POSS/PMMA was prepd. by atom transfer radical polymn. (ATRP), in which Octa(chloropropyl) polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSSCl) was used as a crosslink agent to incorporate poly(Me
methacrylate) (MMA). The structure and compn. of the composite was characterized using various techniques, including
Fourier transform IR spectroscopy (FTIR), 1H NMR, X-ray diffraction (XRD) as well as gel permeation chromatog. (GPC).
All the results indicated that POSS mol. was successfully incorporated into the PMMA matrix. The thermal stability
property of the composite was investigated by thermal gravimetric anal. (TGA). The results showed that the composite
displayed good thermal stability and higher temps. at max. wt. loss rate (Tmax) than that of the pure PMMA homopolymer,
which may be attributed to the incorporation of rigid silica cube.
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3. Polyimide membranes modified by polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane


By Fan, Haibo; Yang, Rongjie
From Gaodeng Xuexiao Huaxue Xuebao (2014), 35(1), 180-185. Language: Chinese, Database: CAPLUS,
DOI:10.7503/cjcu20130812
Four kinds of polyimide (PI)/Si membranes were prepd. using PI with octaphenylsilsesquioxane (OPS), octa
(aminophenyl) silsesquioxane (OAPS), polyphenylsilsesquioxane (PPSQ) of ladder structure, and nano-silica (SiO2),
resp. Their morphologies were studied by scan electron miscroscope (SEM) and the mech. properties were measured
by tensile testing and the thermal properties were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric
anal. (TGA) and limited oxygen index (LOI). The SEM and XRD results of the PI/Si composites proved that there were
good compatibility between PI and OAPS because the aminophenyl groups in OAPS could participate in the polymn.
process of PI. The mech. properties of PI/OAPS membrane were nearly the same with that of PI. And the addn. of OPS
or PPSQ decreased the PI mech. properties sharply. DSC anal. implied that the additives could increase the glasstransition temp. (Tg) a little and the Tg of PI/OAPS was the highest because the Si-O caged structures existed in the PI
main chain. The addn. of OAPS, PPSQ or SiO2 would improve the thermal stability a little according to the TGA results.
One interesting result is that the LOI of PI/Si membranes significantly increased compared with pure PI membrane. The
LOI for PI/OPS membrane was 57%, while that for PI was 46.5% only. The improvement was caused by the formation of
a well covered silicate char structures after burning. And the LOI of the membranes of PI with polyhedral oligomeric
silsesquioxanes are higher than PL/SiO2.
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4. Electrical properties of epoxy/POSS composites with homogeneous nanostructure


By Huang, Xingyi; Li, Yong; Liu, Fei; Jiang, Pingkai; Iizuka, Tomonori; Tatsumi, Kohei; Tanaka, Toshikatsu
From IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (2014), 21(4), 1516-1528. Language: English,
Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1109/TDEI.2014.004314
The knowledge of the structure-property relationship at nanoscale level is important to develop advanced dielec. polymer
composites. Herein dielec. epoxy/polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) composites with homogeneous
nanostructure were prepd. Unlike the conventional inorg. nanoparticles (e.g., silica) used for polymer nanocomposite
prepn., the POSS mols. used in this work have three advantages: a comparable size with the segments of polymer
chains, being capable of reacting with the base polymer, good soly. in many solvents. These three advantages make the
POSS be dispersed in polymers at a mol. level and thus their nano-effect could be fully utilized. Microstructure anal. by
transmission electron microscopy, at. force microscopy and X-ray diffraction confirmed the mol.-level dispersion of POSS
in the epoxy composites. On this base, the partial discharge erosion resistance, frequency/temp. dependence of dielec.
response, space charge distribution and breakdown strength of the epoxy/POSS composites were investigated.
Moreover, the correlation between the nanostructure and properties of epoxy/POSS composites was documented.
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5. Compatibility and thermostability between polyarylacetylene composites and polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes
By Fan, Hai-bo; Liu, Yan-lin; Yang, Rong-jie; Li, Xiang-mei
From Cailiao Gongcheng (2014), (3), 1-6. Language: Chinese, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.3969/j.issn.10014381.2014.03.001
Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) including octaphenylsilsesquioxane (OPS), octa (aminophenyl)
silsesquioxane (OAPS) and octa (propargylaminophenyl) silsesquioxane (OPAPS) were used to prep. composite resins
with pre-polyarylacetylene (PAA). The compatibility and thermal properties of the PAA/POSS composites were studied
through SEM, XRD, FT-IR, DSC and TGA. The morphologies of PAA/POSS composites and XRD results proved that
there was good compatibility between PAA and OPAPS because the terminal alkynyl groups in OPAPS could react with
PAA, while the compatibility between PAA and OPS was the worst due to the OPS could deposit in the bottom of the
composites. The FT-IR anal. indicated the formation of a conjugated diene and arom. ring groups in the thermal curing
processes of the resins. DSC anal. implied that the addn. of inorg. silica-like core to prePAA decreased the exothermic
heat. And incorporation of OPAPS could enhance the curing temp. a little. TGA anal. indicated that addn. of OAPS or
OPAPS would not reduce the excellent thermal stability so much and somewhat enhance the thermal-oxidative stability.
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6. Study on structure of G-POSS modified mesoporous silica


By Liu, Peng; Jiao, Jian; Cai, Yu
From Zhanjie (2013), 34(6), 30-33. Language: Chinese, Database: CAPLUS
Using the reaction of synthesized aminopropyl mesoporous silica (NH2-MPS) with glycidyl ether polyhedral oligomeric
silsesquioxanes (G-POSS), the MPS was partially closed with G-POSS with larger size to prep. and modify the MPS
nano particles with uniform size and controllable size and form the structure of POSS-MPS. The performance and
structure were characterized and detd. by FT-IR, X-ray diffraction, nitrogen adsorption-desorption and transmission
electron microscopy (TEM), and the optimal synthesis process of POSS-MPS was detd.
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7. Preparation and characterization of POSS-SiO2/cyanate ester composites with high performance


By Zhang, Mengmeng; Yan, Hongxia; Liu, Chao; Zhang, Junping
From Polymer Composites (2014), Ahead of Print. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1002/pc.23091

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In this article, a hybrid filler based on polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane and silica, coded as POSS-SiO2, has been
successfully synthesized. The structure of POSS-SiO2 was studied by Fourier-transform IR spectra, X-ray diffraction,
and SEM. Then the POSS-SiO2 was compounded with dicyclopentadiene bisphenol dicyanate ester (DCPDCE) resin to
prep. composites. The effects of POSS-SiO2 on the curing reaction, mech., thermal, dielec. and tribol. properties of
DCPDCE resin were investigated systematically. Results of differential scanning calorimetry show that the addn. of
POSS-SiO2 can facilitate the curing reaction of DCPDCE and decrease the curing temp. of DCPDCE. Compared with
pure DCPDCE resin, the impact and flexural strengths of the composites materials are improved markedly with up to 72
and 52% increasing magnitude, resp. Meanwhile, the POSS-SiO2/DCPDCE systems exhibit lower dielec. const. and
loss than pure DCPDCE resin over the testing frequency from 10 to 60 MHz. In addn., the thermal stability and tribol.
properties of POSS-SiO2/DCPDCE composites are also superior to that of pure DCPDCE resin. POLYM. COMPOS.,
2014. 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers.
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8. Synthesis of fully capped mesoporous silica and its hybrids with extremely low dielectric constant and loss
By Shan, Wei; Chen, Lei; Chu, Yang; Zhao, Feipeng; Liang, Guozheng; Gu, Aijuan; Yuan, Li
From Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2013), 176, 199-208. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS,
DOI:10.1016/j.micromeso.2013.04.014
A novel fully capped mesoporous silica (FCMPS) was synthesized by producing a layer of linked polyhedral oligomeric
silsesquioxanes (LPOSS) on the surface of a typical mesoporous silica (SBA-15). The structure of FCMPS was
characterized using Fourier Transform IR (FTIR), NMR (29Si NMR), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron
Microscope (SEM), High Resoln. Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM), Nitrogen adsorption-desorption and
thermogravimetric (TG) analyses. Compared with SBA-15, FCMPS has not only high surface area, pore vol. and size,
but also remarkably improved thermal stability, the initial degrdn. temp. (Tdi) of FCMPS increases about 194 C. In
addn., FCMPS overcomes the drawback of SBA-15, exhibiting much lower and stable dielec. const. and loss. Based on
the synthesis of FCMPS, the FCMPS/bismaleimide resin (BD) hybrids with different contents of FCMPS were prepd., and
their dielec. properties were investigated. Results show that FCMPS/BD hybrids have much lower and stable dielec.
const. and loss than SBA-15/BD hybrids owing to the special structure of FCMPS. With the addn. of 1 wt.% FCMPS into
BD resin, the dielec. const. of the resultant hybrid is as low as about 2.50 over the whole frequency from 10 to 106 Hz;
moreover, the dielec. loss of the hybrid is almost independent on the frequency, and the dielec. loss at higher
frequencies (>103 Hz) is even lower than that of BD resin. These attractive features make FCMPS have obvious
advantage in developing materials with low dielec. const. and loss.
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9. Crosslinked POSS network from an unusual hydrosilylation: low-T stabilization of -cristobalite phase in its amorphous
regions
By Kolel-Veetil, Manoj K.; Keller, Teddy M.
From Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry) (2012), 53(2), 185-186.
Language: English, Database: CAPLUS
The present study produced three significant results. Firstly, the preferential hydrosilylation at the terminal alkene groups
of an acetylene-contg., alkene-terminated silane linker by a siloxane-functionalized POSS cluster was obsd., contrary to
the conventionally accepted reactivity order. Secondly, the sym. crosslinked POSS network that was produced
contained thermally and thermo-oxidatively stable POSS units, due to the high degree of sym. functionalization resulting
in the enhancement of the thermal integrity of the fluorite silica phase of the silica cores possibly due to the shielding of
the silica core by the functionalities and a cancellation of thermal stresses on the silica core. Thirdly, the sym.
crosslinked structure also contained tailored amorphous regions encompassing pairs of silicon atoms situated at optimal
distance for the formation of the y-cristobalite silica phase at approx. 500 oC below its known temp. range of formation.
In light of a previous example 15 of such low temp. cristobalite formation from the amorphous contents in natural silica
rocks, viz. silica gel and chalcedony, our study in part provides a direct evidence for a similar necessity of such
amorphous regions in a synthetic silica network to enable the lowering of the formation kinetics of particular metastable
silica phases.
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10. Crosslinked POSS network from an unusual hydrosilylation: Low-T stabilization of -cristobalite phase in its
amorphous regions

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By Kolel-Veetil, Manoj K.; Keller, Teddy M.


From Abstracts of Papers, 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, United States, August 19-23,
2012 (2012), POLY-253. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS
A crosslinked network contg. polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) cores was constructed by the unusual
hydrosilylation of the terminal alkene groups of an internal acetylene-contg. silane linker by a POSS monomer. Products
from the thermal treatments of this network in either argon or air at 250, 550 and 1000C, resp., were characterized by
FT-IR, Solid-state 13C and 29Si CPMAS NMR, XRD and XPS analyses. The highly sym.-functionalized POSS silica
clusters, in the fluorite silica phase, in the network were found to remain unchanged on thermal treatment possibly due to
the shielding of the silica core by the functionalities and a cancellation of thermal stresses on the silica core. Stabilization
of the metastable -cristobalite phase, which is typically formed upon cooling by a - to -transition of the -cristobalite
phase formed above 1400C, was obsd. in the amorphous regions in the network sample treated only to 1000C in air.
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11. Study on morphology and mechanical properties of PMMA-based nanocomposites containing POSS molecules or
functionalized SiO2 particles
By Zhang, Chunling; Bai, Xuetao; Lian, Xiaoli; Dou, Yanli; Liu, Hong
From High Performance Polymers (2011), 23(6), 468-476. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS,
DOI:10.1177/0954008311417023
Nanocomposites of octavinyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (OVPOSS) and functionalized SiO2 were investigated
in order to det. the effect of particles on the morphol. and mech. properties of PMMA. The outcome of the study
suggested that functionalized SiO2 and octavinylPOSS mol. had different morphol. As proved by X-ray diffraction and
transmission electron microscopy anal., the crystal structure of OVPOSS mol. was significantly different from amorphous
aggregates of functionalized SiO2. With the addnl. particles in the nanocomposites, the sizes of octavinylPOSS and
functionalized SiO2 began to reduce. This illustrated that the sepn. of aggregates led to the formation of irregular POSS
mols. and amorphous SiO2 particles varied. Differential scanning calorimetry anal. indicated that PMMA-POSS
nanocomposites had a homogeneous system. However, there was a significant phase sepn. at 3 wt.% SiO2. PMMASiO2 nanocomposites displayed lower reinforcing effects than expected, based on the mech. properties of
nanocomposites contg. OVPOSS mols.
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12. Low-k Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica with Air Walls: POSS-PMO


By Seino, Makoto; Wang, Wendong; Lofgreen, Jennifer E.; Puzzo, Daniel P.; Manabe, Takao; Ozin, Geoffrey A.
From Journal of the American Chemical Society (2011), 133(45), 18082-18085. Language: English, Database:
CAPLUS, DOI:10.1021/ja2080136
Periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) with polyhedral
oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) air pockets integrated into
the pore walls was prepd. by a template-directed, evapn.induced self-assembly spin-coating procedure to create a
hybrid POSS-PMO thin film. A 10-fold increase in the porosity
of the POSS-PMO film compared to a ref. POSS film is
achieved by incorporating 1.5 nm pores. The increased
porosity results in a decrease in the dielec. const., k, which
goes from 2.03 in a ref. POSS film to 1.73 in the POSS-PMO
film.
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13. Hydrogen Bond Assisted Assembly of Well-Ordered Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane-Block Copolymer
Composites
By Daga, Vikram K.; Anderson, Eric R.; Gido, Samuel P.; Watkins, James J.
From Macromolecules (Washington, DC, United States) (2011), 44(17), 6793-6799. Language: English, Database:
CAPLUS, DOI:10.1021/ma200926n

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Well-ordered block copolymer nanocomposites with d-spacings


as small as 15 nm and additive loadings greater than 70 mass
% were formed upon blending functionalized polyhedral
oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) additives into disordered
block copolymers contg. poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) as one of
the blocks. The POSS additives were functionalized with
maleamic acid or aminophenyl groups as ligands to enable
selective hydrogen bonding with the PEO chains. The
selective interaction of the additives with the PEO chains
caused microphase sepn. of the block copolymer leading to
formation of well-ordered morphologies as evidenced by smallangle X-ray scattering. Further addn. of the additive induced
transitions between cylindrical and spherical morphologies.
While both ligands induced order, the maleamic acid ligand
enabled higher levels of incorporation of POSS cages into the
PEO phases of the composite. Differential scanning
calorimetry and wide-angle X-ray diffraction were performed to
confirm compatibility and good mixing of the additives within
the PEO phase. The maleamic ligands can be cross-linked by
a thermal treatment. The crosslinking was used to stabilize the
structure of the composites prior to calcination at high temps.,
which resulted in the formation of mesoporous silica.
Transmission electron microscopy showed that the cylindrical
and spherical morphologies of the parent composites were
maintained in the mesoporous silica.
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14. The effect of hybrid nanoparticle additives on epoxy-nanocomposite behavior and morphology
By Jahren, Susannah; Maennle, Ferdinand; Graff, Joachim Moe; Olafsen, Kjell
From Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2011), 120(6), 3212-3216. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS,
DOI:10.1002/app.33259
Amine modified polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS-NH2) was used to modify sodium montmorillonite (MMT)
nanoclays for improved dispersion in epoxy resin. The dispersion of the clay particles was inspected using SEM, energy
dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-Ray diffraction and the thermal properties compared using differential scanning
calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric anal. The introduction of the amine-POSS was found to have a pos. effect on
the dispersion of the MMT clays and prevented agglomeration. The absence of clay agglomerates lead to an increase in
glass transition temp. (Tg) from 44C in the samples with the untreated clay up to 54C in the samples with 10% addnl.
POSS-NH2. The addn. of POSS-NH2 initial increase of the wt. loss (Td5%) but slowed down the rate of degrdn. due to
the formation of an inert silica layer and eventually leading to an increased char yield. 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J
Appl Polym Sci, 2011.
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15. Ultrasonochemical-assisted fabrication and evaporation- induced self-assembly (EISA) of POSS-SiO2@Ag core/ABA
triblock copolymer nanocomposite film
By Veerapandian, Murugan; Yun, Kyusik
From Polymer Composites (2010), 31(9), 1620-1627. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1002/pc.20951

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Poly(ethylene glycol)-octafunctionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) (Mn = 5576.6 g/mol) alloying agent
stabilized amphiphilic silica@silver metalloid nanocomposite blended with a triblock copolymer poly(p-dioxanone-cocaprolactone)-block-poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(p-dioxanone-co-caprolactone) (POSS-SiO2@Ag/PPDO-co-PCL-bPEG-b-PPDO-co-PCL) has been synthesized in both water and in org. medium utilizing ultrasonochem. reaction. The
POSS stabilized pre-made metalloid was successfully dispersed in amphiphilic PPDO-co-PCL-b-PEG-b-PPDO-co-PCL
(ABA) triblock copolymer matrix of mol. wt. 45.9 104 g/mol. The mechanism of synthesis of high concn. of SiO2@Ag
nanocomposite from TEOS/AgNO3 (in the presence of NH4OH as catalyst/NaBH4 as reductant) nonmetal/metal
precursors and the successful EISA of POSS-SiO2@Ag/ABA nanocomposite into films has been discussed. The
successful synthesis of metalloid nanocomposite was morphol. accessed by field emission-SEM, transmission electron
microscopy and at. force microscopy. Surface plasmon resonance was ensured from UV-visible spectral anal. Identity
and the crystallinity of as prepd. nanocomposite were studied by X-ray diffractometer. Structural and luminescence
properties of the nanocomposite were examd. by Fourier transform IR spectroscopy and photoluminescence.
Thermogravimetric anal. was carried out to study the thermal stability of the resulting hybrid nanocomposite. The
resultant inorg.-org. nanocomposite can be easily suspended in water and would be useful in variety of applications.
POLYM. COMPOS., 31:1620-1627, 2010. 2009 Society of Plastics Engineers.
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16. Octa(aminophenyl)silsesquioxane fabrication on chlorofunctionalized mesoporous SBA-15 for CO2 adsorption


By Bhagiyalakshmi, Margandan; Anuradha, Ramani; Park, Sang Do; Jang, Hyun Tae
From Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2010), 131(1-3), 265-273. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS,
DOI:10.1016/j.micromeso.2010.01.001
Chlorofunctionalized mesoporous SBA-15 was synthesized by a direct method, through 1-step condensation of Na
silicate soln. obtained from rice husk ash (RHA) and chloropropyltrimethoxysilane in presence of Pluronic 123 (surface
directing agent). Octa(3-aminophenyl)octasilsesquioxane (OAPS) was grafted on chlorofunctionalized mesoporous SiO2
SBA-15 and characterized by XRD, FTIR, BET and 29Si MAS NMR. CO2 adsorption/desorption profiles of OAPS grafted
chlorofunctionalized SBA-15 (Cl-SBA-15/ OAPS) at 25, 50 and 75 were obtained by TGA under atm. pressure. A max.
of 8 wt. % CO2 adsorption capacity (80 mg/g of adsorbent) was achieved over Cl-SBA-15/50% OAPS and also the
absorbent was recyclable, selective and thermally stable. Neat OAPS adsorbs almost no CO2 due to internally Hbonded amine. Cl-SBA-15/OAPS withstands high temp. (180) significantly higher than the sorbent polyethyleneimine
(PEI), which decomps. beyond 115. Therefore, the use of rice husk ash (RHA) as SiO2 source and high thermal stability
of Cl-SBA-15/OAPS are advantageous for CO2 adsorption. Thus, grafting of octa(3-aminophenyl)silsesquioxanes on
mesoporous SBA-15 broadens the applications of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) compds. and verified to
be a new candidate for CO2 capture.
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17. Bifunctionalized Hybrid Silica Spheres by Hydrolytic Cocondensation of 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane and


Vinyltriethoxysilane
By Nair, Bindu Prasannakumaran; Pavithran, Chorappan
From Langmuir (2010), 26(2), 730-735. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1021/la902432r
Facile, surfactant free synthetic strategy for bifunctionalized hybrid silica spheres (HS) with structural ordering is
presented. HS was prepd. by casting and drying of stable siloxane soln. from hydrolytic co-condensation of 3aminopropyltriethoxysilane (AS) and vinyltriethoxysilane (VS) with AS:VS mole ratio of 1:3 in ethanol/water mixt.
Spheres of size in the range of 250 nm to 2.5 m were produced by adjusting the concn. of reacted siloxane soln. using
ethanol. Characterization by FTIR, XRD, TGA, and DSC revealed that the HS was formed from copptn. of fully
condensed polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) bilayer and incompletely condensed siloxanes (SIL) produced
during drying. Formation of POSS bilayer was confirmed by intercalating and stabilizing POSS within a smectite clay and
characterizing the modified clay. XRD, FTIR, SEM, and HRTEM of HS heated to 170 C revealed transformation from
disordered into ordered lamellar structure of POSS bilayer assembly and siloxane network due to rearrangement and
densification of low melting SIL.
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18. Preparation and characterization of cellulose hybrids grafted with the polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS)
By Xie, Kongliang; Zhang, Yanli; Yu, Yanhong
From Carbohydrate Polymers (2009), 77(4), 858-862. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS,
DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2009.03.010

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The cellulose hybrids with polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) are synthesized by crosslinking graft reaction.
Dimethylol dihydroxy ethylene urea (DDEU) as crosslinking agent is used in the graft reaction. The chem. and surface
morphol. structures of the am-POSS grafted cellulose hybrids are characterized with micro-FT-IR spectra, silicon element
anal., X-ray diffraction, SEM, AFM, and DSC. The results show that the am-POSS grafted cellulose hybrids form new
macromol. structures contg. POSS nano-silica particles. POSS particles are evenly dispersed at the nanometer scale in
the cellulose host matrix, bonding to the cellulose through covalent bonds. The thermal properties of the am-POSS
grafted cellulose hybrids are improved.
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19. Self-assembled fernlike microstructures of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane/gold nanoparticle hybrids


By Lu, Chu-Hua; Kuo, Shiao-Wei; Huang, Chih-Feng; Chang, Feng-Chih
From Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2009), 113(9), 3517-3524. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS,
DOI:10.1021/jp808635j
A thiol-functionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane was used as a protective group for the prepn. of protected
gold nanoparticles. The org./inorg. hybrid nanoparticles exhibited a platelike morphol. arising from steric hindrance
between the iso-Bu groups of the silsesquioxane. An XRD study of the org. crystal revealed the relatively large interstice
(1.64 nm lattice parameter a > 1.3 nm diam.) on the basal plane of the unit cell, which resulted in a platelike morphol.
having lateral dimensions on the order of a few micrometers and thicknesses of a few hundred nanometers. In addn. to
behaving as a stabilizer for the prepn. of Au nanoparticles, an excess of silsesquioxane colloid led to the formation of a
cryst. template that incorporated the hybrid nanoparticles on its surface which provided a unique fernlike microstructure.
After removal of the template (through sublimation and decompn. to a silica char) at 350 in air for 1 h, nanosized Au
islands having diams. of 50-100 nm and thicknesses of 2-20 nm were sintered onto the substrate. As a result, the
silsesquioxane is an excellent protective group for the prepn. of Au nanoparticles of high stability.
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20. Preparation of ordered mesoporous silica from polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane


By Zhao, Chun-Bao; Yang, Xu-Jie; Wang, Xin; Lu, Lu-De
From Wuji Huaxue Xuebao (2007), 23(3), 545-549. Language: Chinese, Database: CAPLUS
Octa(tetramethylammonium)-polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane(TMA-POSS) with cage-like structure was synthesized,
the structure was characterized by NMR, FTIR and Elemental analyses. The mesoporous silica was prepd. under alk.
condition using TMA-POSS as the silicon source and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as the template, the
structures of these products were characterized by XRD, TEM and nitrogen adsorption and desorption methods. The
results indicate that the synthesized silica exhibites a well-ordered hexagonal pore structure with larger sp. surface area.
With increasing of CTAB molar ratio, the spacing of the crystal plane d100 is increased. The effects of the pH values on
the mesoporous structure in the reaction system with different molar ratio of nPOSS/nCTAB were investigated. The
synthesis mechanism of mesoporous silica was also discussed.
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21. Alkoxysilyl derivatives of polyhedral oligosilsesquioxanes containing amino and hydroxyl groups and sol-gel hybrid
materials on their basis
By Tereshchenko, T. A.; Shevchuk, A. V.; Shevchenko, V. V.; Snegir, S. V.; Pokrovskii, V. A.
From Vysokomolekulyarnye Soedineniya, Seriya A i Seriya B (2006), 48(12), 2111-2121. Language: Russian,
Database: CAPLUS
A mixt. of polyhedral oligosilsesquioxanes (OS) with narrow mol.-wt. distributions described by the empirical formula
[(HOCH2CH(OH)CH2)2N(CH2)3SiO1.5]n were prepd. by the hydrolytic condensation of the reaction product of glycidol and
3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane. OS were reacted with 3-isocyanatopropyltriethoxysilane to give urethane-contg. alkoxysilyl
derivs. with various substitution degrees. Modified SO-based organo-inorg. hybrids were prepd. by the sol-gel method.
The structure and properties of the products were studied by matrix laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry, GPC,
X-ray diffraction, DSC, and thermogravimetry. Properties of the hybrids can be controlled by varying the ratio of hydroxyl
and alkoxysilyl groups in OS derivs. and by the incorporation of low-mol.-wt. sol-gel precursors.
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22. Bifunctionalized hybrid silica spheres by hydrolytic cocondensation of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane and


vinyltriethoxysilane
By Nair Bindu Prasannakumaran; Pavithran Chorappan
From Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids (2010), 26(2), 730-5, Language: English, Database:
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Facile, surfactant free synthetic strategy for bifunctionalized hybrid silica spheres (HS) with structural ordering is
presented. HS was prepared by casting and drying of stable siloxane solution from hydrolytic co-condensation of 3aminopropyltriethoxysilane (AS) and vinyltriethoxysilane (VS) with AS:VS mole ratio of 1:3 in ethanol/water mixture.
Spheres of size in the range of 250 nm to 2.5 microm were produced by adjusting the concentration of reacted siloxane
solution using ethanol. Characterization by FTIR, XRD, TGA, and DSC revealed that the HS was formed from
coprecipitation of fully condensed polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) bilayer and incompletely condensed
siloxanes (SIL) produced during drying. Formation of POSS bilayer was confirmed by intercalating and stabilizing
POSS within a smectite clay and characterizing the modified clay. XRD, FTIR, SEM, and HRTEM of HS heated to 170
degrees C revealed transformation from disordered into ordered lamellar structure of POSS bilayer assembly and
siloxane network due to rearrangement and densification of low melting SIL.
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