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Catalytic Silylation of Solid Surfaces at Room Temperature
Y.-R. Yeon, Y. J. Park, J.-S. Lee, J.-W. Park, S.-G. Kang, C.-H. Jun*
Yonsey University, Seoul, Korea
21 February 2008 (online)
A novel catalytic grafting method for the functionalization of hydroxyl-terminated solids at room temperature is presented. This provides a means for the functionalization of surfaces of silica and glass-derived materials (amorphous silica gel, SBA-15, MCF-5F, ultrapure spherical balls, microscope slides), as well as other useful solids such as ITO, without having to heat or reflux the material, or having to use very reactive alkoxy- or allylsilanes in the reaction.