Cubic silsesquioxanes as tunable high-performance coating materials

Richard Laine

Hyun W Ro, Vera Popova, Dave J Krug, Aaron M Forster, Richard M Laine, and Christopher L Soles (2013)

Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 27(11):652-659.

In this manuscript a series of cubic silsequioxane monomers with their eight verticesfunctionalized by different organic tethers and terminated with triethoxysilane groups were acid hydrolyzed, spin cast, and vitrified into hard organosilicate films. Both the length of the organic ligands and the number of triethoxysilane groups were varied to change the degree of cross-linking and cubic silsequioxane content of the vitrified films. This resulted in a series of high-quality optical-grade coatings with excellent properties. In general, higher ...

silsesquioxanes, Thin film