Soluble three-dimensional polysilane with organosilicon nanocluster structure

Akira Watanabe, Mamoru Fujitsuka, Osamu Ito, Takao Miwa

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Three-dimensional polysilane with an organosilicon nanocluster structure is first synthesized by the reaction of tetrachlorosilane with magnesium metal and by capping the ends of the silicon nanocluster with tert-butyl group in solution. The organosilicon nanocluster is soluble to common organic solvents in spite of the three-dimensional Si skeleton which is demonstrated by CP/MAS 29Si NMR spectra. The optical properties and the structure of the organosilicon nanocluster are located between network polysilane (a quasi-two-dimensional silicon) and silicon nanocrystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1265-L1267
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Issue number9 A/B
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Sep 15


  • Optical band gap
  • Polysilane
  • Quantum size effect
  • Silicon nanocluster
  • Three-dimensional polysilane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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