Chemistry and applications of polymeric gel precursors

Valery Petrykin, Masato Kakihana

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    Gels containing several different cations have been prepared by forming a polymerizable complex (PC). The method is related to the Pechini method. In this process, a complexing agent, for example, citric acid, and a gelling agent, for example, ethylene glycol, are used with soluble salts. The reactions among the reagents and the thermal evolution of the gels are studied in detail, using IR and Raman spectroscopies and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The resulting oxides from the PC method are compared to oxides from alkoxide routes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
    Subtitle of host publicationProcessing, Characterization and Applications
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Number of pages32
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319321011
    ISBN (Print)9783319320991
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 9

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Materials Science(all)


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