International Journal of Polymer Science

Silsesquioxanes: Recent Advancement and Novel Applications


Publishing date
02 Nov 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan

2Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 120 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003, USA

3Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Chiba 278-8510, Japan

4Electronics Solutions S&T, Dow Corning, Chiba 299-0108, Japan

5Department of Electronic Materials, Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute, Osaka 536-8553, Japan

6Department of Chemistry and Materials Technology, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto 606-8585, Japan


Silsesquioxanes: Recent Advancement and Novel Applications

Description

Among polysiloxanes or silicones with the structural units of M (R3SiO1/2), D (R2SiO2/2), T (RSiO3/2), and Q (SiO4/2), those consisting mainly of T and Q units are called silicone resins. Silsesquioxanes are one class of silicone resins that consist only of the T unit. The trifunctional nature of silsesquioxanes allows for a variety of structures from oligomeric cages to ladder-like structures to three-dimensional network structures based on the ring structures. This opens up the possibility of creating unmet properties by structural control, although these materials are part of the earliest commercialized products in silicone industry.

Silicones, including silsesquioxanes, are characterized by their high thermal/photostability, electric insulation, and so forth. Compared with silica, silsesquioxanes or silicone resins have additional features including lower k, flowability, flexibility, functionality, and interaction with organic molecules from the combination of siloxane backbone and organic substitution. It is of high interest for adding specific properties from structural control of silsesquioxanes as described above.

In this special issue, we are interested in original and review articles that describe both fundamental and application researches of silsesquioxanes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel synthetic method of oligosilsesquioxanes
  • New type of oligosilsesquioxanes
  • Ladder-like polysilsesquioxanes
  • Nanostructured polysilsesquioxanes
  • Network or new-type polysilsesquioxanes
  • Novel properties of silsesquioxanes
  • Silsesquioxane-containing polymers
  • Hybrid of silsesquioxane with functional compounds
  • Application of silsesquioxanes

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijps/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 453821
  • - Editorial

Silsesquioxanes: Recent Advancement and Novel Applications

Yoshiro Kaneko | E. Bryan Coughlin | ... | Kensuke Naka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 692604
  • - Research Article

Iron Oxide Arrays Prepared from Ferrocene- and Silsesquioxane-Containing Block Copolymers

Raita Goseki | Tomoyasu Hirai | ... | Teruaki Hayakawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 484523
  • - Review Article

Synthesis of a Novel Family of Polysilsesquioxanes Having Oligothiophenes with Well-Defined Structures

Ichiro Imae | Shotaro Takayama | ... | Yutaka Harima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 684278
  • - Review Article

Preparation of Ionic Silsesquioxanes with Regular Structures and Their Hybridization

Yoshiro Kaneko | Hisaya Toyodome | ... | Nobuo Iyi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 852063
  • - Review Article

Polysilsesquioxanes for Gate-Insulating Materials of Organic Thin-Film Transistors

Kimihiro Matsukawa | Mitsuru Watanabe | ... | Hiroyoshi Naito
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 391325
  • - Research Article

A Theoretical Study of the Insertion of Atoms and Ions into Titanosilsequioxane (Ti-POSS) in Comparison with POSS

Yosuke Komagata | Takaaki Iimura | ... | Takako Kudo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 984501
  • - Research Article

Sol-Gel Preparation of Highly Water-Dispersible Silsesquioxane/Zirconium Oxide Hybrid Nanoparticles

Yoshiro Kaneko | Tomoyuki Arake
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 173624
  • - Review Article

Design and Synthesis of Functional Silsesquioxane-Based Hybrids by Hydrolytic Condensation of Bulky Triethoxysilanes

Hideharu Mori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 526795
  • - Research Article

Characterization and Some Insights into the Reaction Chemistry of Polymethylsilsesquioxane or Methyl Silicone Resins

Maki Itoh | Fukuyo Oka | ... | Norbert Auner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 723892
  • - Research Article

Nonacyclic Ladder Silsesquioxanes and Spectral Features of Ladder Polysilsesquioxanes

Masafumi Unno | Tomoe Matsumoto | Hideyuki Matsumoto
International Journal of Polymer Science
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