Abstract Two novel and well-defined polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) with two same Si8O12 cores and a reactive NH group, namely bridged-POSS (2a and 2b), have been prepared by the traditional ‘corner-capping’ reaction. X-ray diffraction demonstrates that those two POSS have the similar T8 structure. From the thermo-gravimetric analysis, bridged-POSS shows the better thermal degradation stability than the contrastive POSS.
Received: 29 August 2011
Fund:We are grateful to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20772092) and the Hubei Province Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (No. 2007ABB021) for financial support.
Shu Ling Gong,E-mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org