One-step synthesis and structure of an oligo(spiro-orthocarbonate)

David T. Vodak, Matthew Braun, Lykourgos Iordanidis, Jacques Plévert, Michael Stevens, Larry Beck, John Spence, Michael O'Keeffe, Omar M. Yaghi

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The reaction of pentaerythritol and tetraethylorthocarbonate at 260 °C for 12 h yields a white crystalline material that was characterized by 13C CPMAS NMR, CHN analysis, FT-IR, electron and X-ray powder diffraction, and Rietveld analysis. The white crystalline material was found to have the formula C6H8O4 and a crystal structure with a monoclinic cell [a = 9.167 Å, b = 5.681 Å, c = 5.880 Å, β = 90.0°, space group I2] of hexagonally arranged spiro-oligomeric chains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4942-4943
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number18
StatePublished - May 8 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Vodak, D. T., Braun, M., Iordanidis, L., Plévert, J., Stevens, M., Beck, L., Spence, J., O'Keeffe, M., & Yaghi, O. M. (2002). One-step synthesis and structure of an oligo(spiro-orthocarbonate). Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124(18), 4942-4943.