Metallasilsesquioxanes: Molecular Analogues of Heterogeneous Catalysts

  • Antony J. Ward
  • Anthony F. Masters
  • Thomas Maschmeyer
Part of the Advances in Silicon Science book series (ADSS, volume 3)


As soluble molecular analogues of silica surfaces, polyhedral oligosilsesquioxanes (POS or POSS®) have been used extensively, along with alkylsilanols, to mimic the structure and chemistry of silica surfaces (Figure 3.1).


Heterogeneous Catalyst Silica Surface Methyl Acrylate Ethylene Polymerization Iron Silicate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony J. Ward
    • 1
  • Anthony F. Masters
    • 1
  • Thomas Maschmeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Advanced Catalysis for SustainabilitySchool of Chemistry F11, University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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