Heterocyclic cage compounds of type I (compounds 8-10) have been prepared by condensation reactions of 1,2,2-trifunctional disilanes Me(R)XSiSiMeX 2 (R = Me, Ph, OEt; X = NMe 2 , OEt) with triethanolamine using the “Dilution Principle”. The starting compounds are obtained by Si-Me cleavage of Si 2 Me 6 with acetylchloride/AlCl 3 followed by either aminolysis with HNMe 2 or alcoholysis with EtOH. 1 H NMR spectra indicate N→Si(1) intraction with the more acidic Si atom in 8 and 9. This result is proved by the X-ray structure analysis of 8 (monoclinic, P2 1 /c; a = 7,088(2), b = 15,070(4), c = 12,701(4) Å, β = 104,96(2) at -130 °C, Z = 4); the Si(1)···N distance is found to be 2,768 Å , connected with a significant angular distortion of the tetrahedral coordination around Si(1) towards a trigonal bipyramid. In compound 10, too, N→Si(1) coordination is observed at room temperature in spite of almost equal acidity for both Si atoms. This can be explained by the preference of 5- over 6-membered chelating ring systems. At higher temperatures the 1 H NMR spectra show a fluctuation of the N-donor between the two Si centres.