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Synthesis of functional fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (“F-POSS”)

  • US Patent No. 9790377
  • Issued: October 17, 2017
  • Status: Active

A method of manufacturing a fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane. The method for manufacture includes opening a single edge of a closed-cage F-POSS and bridging the opened, single edge with a sulfate group. The sulfate group is converted to a disilanol, which is then reacted with a functional dichlorosilane having an organic functional group comprising at least three carbon atoms.

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