Deoligomerization of siloxanes with dimethyl carbonate over solid-base catalysts

Masaki Okamoto, Kuon Miyazaki, Akihiro Kado, Eiichi Suzuki

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Hexamethyldisiloxane and hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane were almost completely deoligomerized with dimethyl carbonate over alumina-supported potassium fluoride catalyst to form methoxytrimethylsilane (85% yield) and dimethoxydimethylsilane (94% yield), respectively, and moreover the addition of a small amount of methanol to the hexamethyldisiloxane deoligomerization reaction enhanced the methoxytrimethylsilane yield to 98%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1838-1839
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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