Iacovella, Christopher R. (2006). Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS). Glotzer group. Depts of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Macromolecular Science, and Physics, University of Michigan.
Schematic of a Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) cage. POSS is made of silicon and oxygen atoms linked together in a cubic form, with silicon atoms occupying the corners.
Commercially, POSS has many applications, such as: additive for heat and abrasion resistant paints; space resistant resins; precursors to ceramic matrices.