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Special Issue "Synthesis of Functional Silicon Compounds"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Masafumi Unno

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Gunma University, Kiryu, Japan
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Interests: silicon chemistry (synthesis, structure elucidation, and reaction), functional materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to be a Guest Editor of the Special Issue in this rapidly progressing field. In the last two decades, vairous new silicon compounds have been synthesized and their application to materials has also been agressively investigated. Because of the recent demand for high-performance materials (low-k, high refractive index, thermal stability, and so on), more and more chanllenges have been observed in this field.

In this Special Issue, I welcome manuscirpts regarding recent results in the synthesis, structure elucidation, properties, and application of silicon compounds, and demonstrate their potential.

Prof. Dr. Masafumi Unno
Guest Editor

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  • Functional silicon compounds
  • Silane, oligosilane, and polysilane
  • Siloxane and silsesquioxane
  • Silanol and silicon compounds with main-group element
  • Silicone polymer
  • Sol-gel synthesis and silica
  • Well-defined silicon compounds
  • Silicon materials
  • New synthetic methods

Published Papers

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