Single source precursors
Typical single source precursor molecules for Si/B/N/(C) ceramics contain silicon and boron linked by nitrogen or carbon, with the periphery (usually chlorides) enabling polycondensation by aminolysis or transamination.
The synthesis of one of the most versatile single source precursors, namely tri(chlorosilylamino)-dichloroborane, TADB, is presented as follow:
Some of the acyclic and cyclic single source precursors are:
Pre- ceramic polymers and their pyrolytic conversion to ceramics