Spectroscopic studies of a ring opening process between epoxy- and aminosilanes and imine formation reactions in aqueous solutions

Mikko Keränen (Corresponding Author), Arto Maaninen, Marcin Gnyba, Tiina Maaninen

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Abstract: NMR and Raman spectroscopy studies were performed for different 3-aminopropyl(trimethoxy)- and 3-glycidoxypropyl(trimethoxy)silane based sol-gel systems containing different ketones. Exceptionally stable imine products were obtained depending on a reaction system at alkaline pH conditions and in the presence of water. These imine formation reactions were carried out without further catalyst. In addition, effect of water for the epoxy ring opening process was demonstrated, as well as the effect of solvents for the reaction path was confirmed. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-733
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible



  • Epoxy
  • Imine
  • NMR
  • Raman
  • Sol-gel
  • Stable imine in aqueous media

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