Synthesis and characterization of a range of POSS imides

David Clarke, Simon Mathew, Janis Matisons, George Simon, Brian Skelton

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    The microwave condensation of mono-amino functionalised polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) with a range of mono- and bis-anhydrides yielded the corresponding POSS imide compounds, which were characterized by UV-Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry. The perylene POSS imide derivative was further characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. The naphthyl POSS bis/monoimide exhibited extremely weak fluorescence, whilst the perylene POSS bis-imide displayed particularly strong fluorescence, with a quantum yield approaching unity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)659-667
    Number of pages9
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


    • Imide
    • Naphthalene
    • Perylene
    • Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane
    • Rylene
    • Silsesquioxane

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