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APTES GOPTES (silane lenkers) hydrolysis and storage?

The problem of usage epoxy/amino silanes is that they are subjected to hydrolysis of their ether sites by the water contained in the air. How fast is this hydrolysis and how to store those silanes ...
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Deposition of Nb on SiO2 wafer (Z-Cut)

I am trying to sputter $\ce{Nb}$ on $\ce{SiO2}$ Z-Cut wafers (quartz crystal). I was wondering if $\ce{Nb}$ will stick well to the surface of the wafer. I've routinely deposited $\ce{Nb}$ on $\ce{...
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how to manufacture PTC ink

I am trying to create a PTC ink similar to Henkel ECI8120 , I researched PTC rubber and found that it was Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) loaded carbon nanoparticles, I was wondering if anyone here has ...
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Is the reaction of SiC and H2O a redox reaction?

In the reaction: $$\ce{SiC + 2H2O <=> SiO2 + CH4}$$ The oxidation state of Si is +4 in both SiC and SiO2, while the oxidation state of carbon is -4 in both SiC and CH4 (confirmed by this). Here ...
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Does “silica colloidal anhydrous” contain aluminium?

Some silicas such as sodium aluminosilicate contain aluminium. Is silica colloidal anhydrous one of these substances?
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Why is trimethylsilanol a stronger acid than tert-butanol?

The Wikipedia article about trimethylsilanol says the following: Trimethylsilanol is a weak acid with a $\mathrm{p}K_\mathrm{a}$ value of 11. The acidity is comparable to that of orthosilicic acid, ...
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Selective sorption of toxins by polymethylsiloxane polyhydrate

Polymethylsiloxane polyhydrate (PMSPH) is used as enterosorbent for a couple of decades (nowadays under the trademark "Enterosgel"), intended for binding in the gastrointestinal tract and excretion of ...
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Stabilisation of anions by silicon

In my lecture notes it was stated that in $\ce{Me3SiCH2SMe}$, deprotonation with tBuLi generates an anion in between Si and S. I've been not able to find the $\mathrm pK_\mathrm a$ values (not listed ...
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Reduction by hydrosilanes

I was trying to predict the following reaction as part of an organic reaction scheme: I thought that $\ce{Et3SiH}$ would reduce the ester to an aldehyde. But E turned out to be I see that the $\ce{-...
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What does the number mean in Sylgard 170, Sylgard 184, etc?

My lab uses a lot of PDMS, a silicon-based organic polymer, to make microfluidic devices. PDMS is available in many different formulations, and we usually use Dow Corning's Sylgard 184. Recently we ...
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Decrease in Surface area leads to Increase in load capacity for mesoporous material?

So at the bottom of page 86 it says that when SBA-15 is functionalized with Glutaraldehyde it results in a substantial decrease in the surface area and pore diameter of the mesoporous material. This ...
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Is there a silicon equivalent to a carboxylic acid?

Can terminal Si on a siloxane chain have double bond O and OH?
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Cycloaddition of Silyl Dienol Ethers with Sodium Bromodifluoroacetate: What's the scope?

I have recently came across this article "Copper(I)-Catalyzed [4 + 1] Cycloaddition of Silyl Dienol Ethers with Sodium Bromodifluoroacetate: Access to β,β‐Difluorocyclopentanone Derivatives". (Org. ...
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Competitive 'Wittig' vs 'Peterson' C=C bond formation

If one considers the intermediate above, there are immediately two possibilities for subsequent reaction: 1. A Wittig-type olefination which would lead to a vinyl silane: This reaction happens to be ...
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Removal of tetrabutylammonium from an organic reaction

I need to synthesize some organic compound for my Ph.D. research. Everything went OK during the synthetic route but got messed up at the very end. In my final step (once the final compound has been ...
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Why are silyl chlorides more readily hydrolysed than alkyl chlorides?

I know that the $\ce{Si-Cl}$ bond has a slightly higher energy, but silyl chlorides are much more readily hydrolyzed compared to alkyl chlorides. I do not fully understand why that is. My thoughts so ...
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How can the bulky octadecyltriethoxysilane molecule promote single-crystal growth?

Octadecyltriethoxysilane is very bulky (source), yet it was used to promote single crystal growth (source). How can such a bulky molecule induce crystal growth? (For example epitaxial growth happens ...
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By what mechanism do acids deprotect primary silyl ethers?

Standard protocols report the selective deprotection of primary silyl ethers in the presence of secondary silyl ethers under acidic conditions, as exemplary shown in scheme 1, a reaction by Hartmann ...