Novel polysilanols by selective functionalizations of oligosilanes

Clemens Krempner, Jürgen Kopf, Constantin Mamat, Helmut Reinke, Anke Spannenberg

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As part of a succinct synthesis, a new functionalization method leads to hitherto unknown polysilanols with an oligosilane backbone, a class of compounds with remarkable electronic properties. The trifluoroacetolysis of phenyl-substituted hydroxyoligosilanes yield trifluoroacetoxyoligosilanes almost quantitatively, and these can be converted into tri- and tetrasilanol, such as that shown, simply by hydrolysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5406-5408
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number40
StatePublished - Oct 11 2004


  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Polysilanols
  • Silanes
  • Silicon
  • Structure elucidation


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