Gelest, Inc. has synthesized a new class of chemical compounds called cyclic azasilanes to maximize environmentally friendly bonding efficiencies for a variety of nanotechnologies.

“Cyclic azasilanes can be reacted with a variety of hydroxyl-laden nanoparticles by way of a ring-opening reaction that is thermodynamically driven–without the formation of volatile byproducts,” said Joel Zazyczny, Business manager. “Moreover, cyclic azasilanes offer a higher level of monolayer deposition than traditional organosilane and metal-organic chemistries, making them ideal as coupling agents, surface modifiers and functionalizers.”

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